David McDevitt
David McDevitt Director Development Support and Environmental Management
Development Support and Environmental Management 435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Permitting, Inspection, Development Support and Environmental Management

Department of Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM) provides one-stop permitting and processing services related to development activities, and consists of four divisions: Building Plans Review & Inspection, Development Services, Environmental Services, and Permit and Code Services. The primary mission of DSEM is to ensure the continued vitality of the County, including both the built and natural environments, by promoting awareness and compliance with the Board’s adopted growth management regulations.


Please click here for information regarding proposed changes to the Rural zoning district regarding minor commercial uses.


Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM) is a group of divisions and programs within Leon County which provides one-stop permitting and processing services related to development activities. In order to assist you, staff has developed this site as a guide through the permitting and processing services. If you are familiar with Leon County permitting, you can use the application link on the right to download the permit application you need.


DSEM's offices, which are located on the second floor of the Renaissance Center at 435 N. Macomb Street, also include a large conference room that is available for use by Leon County and City of Tallahassee employees and community-based organizations as a meeting area and/or professional space. Please note, however, that a signed agreement form and security fee is required for any meetings scheduled after 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and such reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting. For more information, please click on the links below or contact DSEM at 606-1300.


Renaissance Center Second Floor Conference Room Guidelines

Renaissance Center Second Floor Conference Room Reservation System

Renaissance Building Location Map

What's New at DSEM?


Recording Land Transactions


If you are about to record a land transaction intending to create a new parcel of property, you should first obtain the appropriate subdivision approvals from the Department of Development Support and Environmental Management.


Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM) consists of four divisions:

For general information, or if you are unsure which division you need to contact with your questions, please email dsem-info@LeonCountyFL.gov.