Development Services

Outside of Development Services Building

Development Services Director - Mike Lane

The Development Services Department provides centralized development related services for the City of Eustis. Our department is a team of dedicated professionals, who work to provide you with the absolute best customer service in planning, building, and code enforcement.

The department is involved in a variety of land use-oriented special projects which benefit the community.  These include economic development, annexations, housing policies, historic preservation and many other items.

Projects for Development Review Committee meet weekly on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. (unless there is a cancellation). 


Want to become part of Eustis City limits and possibly save money too? The City of Eustis has established an annexation incentive program to help property owners bring their land into the City limits! Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or developer, this program will waive all application fees associated with voluntary annexation requests submitted between March 21, 2020 and April 30, 2022. 

Qualifying property owners who participate will save $1,225 to $1,450 in application fees by applying during this fee-free annexation incentive period.

Not only will you save application fees, you will: See a 25% reduction in your monthly water, sewer, and reclaimed waste service rate; Receive fire protection services from the ISO class 2 rated Eustis Fire Department (which could possibly lower your homeowner’s insurance); Receive law enforcement services from the accredited Eustis Police Department; Gain access to the Eustis Memorial Library for all their services; Participate in resident Parks & Recreation Programs; and Last, but not least, if the property annexed is your residence, you will have the ability to vote in city elections and qualify to serve on a volunteer board and/or city commission.  

Development Services will send individual notification letters to owners of enclave properties (enclaves are those surrounded by the city limits). These letters include an authorization form, a statement of annexation benefits, and a tax assessment comparison. Some property owners, depending on assessed taxable value and exemptions, may even see a decrease in their property tax!    There has never been a better time to become part of the City of Eustis and benefit from City services. Help us become “One Eustis,” because Eustis is all of us! 

For more information, please call Development Services at 352-483-5460 or email


The City of Eustis is offering development incentives for new construction!  

During the incentive program, Eustis will waive water and sewer impact fees for new construction within the City limits (or after property is annexed into Eustis). 

Depending on a project’s scope, this cost savings can be substantial.

For example, impact fees for the following construction types would be reduced by: $3,522 for a single-family home; $175,000 for a 50-lot single-family subdivision; $146,000 for a 50-unit multi-family project; $23,450 for a 50-seat restaurant.

Eustis will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2020 (application period ends April 30, 2023). Certain conditions apply based on property condition/timeframes. 

Come grow with us!  If your development property is not yet within the City limits, your project could benefit from Eustis’ Annexation Incentive Program too (subject to contiguity requirements).  

For more information, please call Development Services at 352-483-5460 or email

Gateway Corridor Improvement Matching Grant Program

The City of Eustis introduced the Gateway Corridor Improvement Matching Grant Program to improve the appearance of the major gateways into the City and encourage economic development and business investment in Eustis. For more information on the Gateway Program and Application.