The DRC Process

About The Development Review Committee (DRC) Process

The City of Parkland has established a development review system to ensure development requests are processed with a minimum amount of delay, and applicants are kept advised as to the status of their project and a line of communication to the various city staff members who are involved in reviewing the plans. 


All development requests are submitted to the Planning Department at City Hall, 6600 University Drive. If the application and plans are complete, and allowing for sufficient review time, the project will be scheduled for the next available Development Review Committee staff meeting.

Status Information


Information regarding the status of any project in the Development Review Process may be obtained by calling our office at 954.757.4159. Those individual staff members may be contacted regarding questions about any comment they made. 


DRC meetings are scheduled as needed, open to the public, and agendas for the meetings can be viewed at

DRC meetings are attended by staff from several City departments that have the responsibility for reviewing development proposals. This may include representatives from the Planning DivisionEngineering DivisionBuilding DivisionSheriff’s OfficeCoral Springs Fire Department, and the Environmental Resources Division. Staff comments pertaining to each project will be available to applicants at least three days prior to the meeting. Comments are then provided to the applicant and/or consultants listed on the project’s application. 

At the DRC meeting, each project is listed on the agenda, and the applicant is allotted time to review the staff comments and ask any questions they may have. Although this meeting is not intended to be a work session, staff will be available to provide guidance to the applicant as to what changes, if any, will be needed to bring the project into compliance with all City codes. At the conclusion of each project review, the applicant is advised of one of the following outcomes: 

  • The project has received DRC approval and what steps will be needed to obtain necessary permits.
  • The project was not approved, but only minor revisions are required in which case the project should be resubmitted for staff review only (no formal DRC meeting required).
  • The project was not approved as it requires major modifications, and it will need to be resubmitted for another DRC review.

Projects which need to be resubmitted for full DRC staff review will comply with the same submittal deadlines as the original submittal whereas projects which only need staff review may be submitted at any time, and the staff will complete their review within three working days. In order to assure accurate tracking of plans, all submittals or resubmittals must be submitted through the Planning Division. There is $240 fee for each resubmittal.