Residential Code Amendments

The Village Council has appointed a resident ad-hoc committee of industry professionals to advise the council on potential updates to the residential code of ordinances. Many issues have been raised by residents over time in regards to preserving neighborhood character, creating landscape standards, and compatibility of new homes among many other issues. The committee has been tasked with addressing potential regulations to these issues over the next 6 months in a public hearing setting, allowing for additional resident input throughout the process. As an advisory committee, it will be providing final recommendations to the Village Council, who will then be tasked to approve as recommended or make changes as needed.

Zoning in Progress

The North Palm Beach Village Council has passed a Zoning in Progress based on recommendations from the ad-hoc committee for homes within the R-1 Single Family Zoning District, which includes most single family homes in the Village except ones within an approved planned development (i.e. Prosperity Harbor, Harbour Isles, and Nativa).

Effective as of October 29th, 2021 all new permits will need to meet the regulations for building height, minimum landscape area and 2nd story coverage as applicable. Permits submitted before this date will not be required to meet the new regulations. Additionally, all existing homes not conforming to the regulations will not be required to change unless there is a permit submitted directly related to the regulation (i.e. New homes, exterior additions, driveways, pools, patios, etc.).

Below is a copy of the Ordinance for review of the new regulations which will be effective for 6 months (ending April 28, 2022), until such time as the Village Council makes them permanent or creates alternative regulations as necessary. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Division with any questions or concerns when applying for a permit (561) 882-1156. 

Zoning in Progress Ordinance

November 16th Meeting- General topic overview and Zoning in Progress

December 13th Meeting- Building Height Discussion

January 19th Meeting- Minimum landscape requirements and drainage

March 22nd Meeting- Final Recommendations Regarding Current Zoning in Progress

August 23rd Meeting- Final Recommendations for 2nd Story Massing