Concurrency Management

Information on concurrency requirements
for roads, schools, parks, and utilities

What is concurrency?

Concurrency requires that public facilities and services needed to support development be available "concurrent" with the impacts of that development. Facilities and services subject to concurrency requirements in Orange County are:

  • Roads and mass transit
  • Schools
  • Utilities, including water, wastewater, and stormwater
  • Solid waste
  • Parks

Is anyone exempt from concurrency?

If a project has no impact on public facilities, it may not need to undergo concurrency review. Exemptions can be found in our code here: Concurrency Municode Sec. 30-503

Development which is vested as defined and determined in accordance with the county vested rights ordinance shall be exempt from the requirements of this article under the conditions, for the period and for the purposes specified therein. Eligibility for vesting is outlined in Sections 30-372 through 375 of the Code, to apply for vesting, please complete a Vested Rights application and submit it to

For questions about concurrency exemptions or vesting, please contact the Concurrency Management Office.

How do I apply for concurrency?

The concurrency process involves determining whether adequate capacity exists for the facilities listed above, and then reserving capacity for your project. You may apply for:

  • A Capacity Information Letter (CIL) (a nonbinding determination of available capacity).
  • A Capacity Encumbrance Letter (CEL) (a letter informing you that capacity is available for a set period of time (180 days) to be reserved for your project).
  • A Capacity Reservation Certificate (CRC) (to reserve the capacity needed for your project, previously held in a CEL).
  • A de minimis review (DEMI), if your project is under a certain size, as outlined in Concurrency Municode Sec. 30-503 of the Code.

The Concurrency Management Office can assist you in determining the appropriate application process for your project. Please send all applications for processing to

Extensions of Concurrency Applications

Approved Concurrency applications can be extended in accordance with code: Article XII, Chapter 30, Section 30 588.

In 2011, the legislature enacted legislation that tolls permit expirations during, and extends them following, a state of emergency declared by the Governor. This provision is codified in section 252.363, Florida Statutes. The permit holder must submit the written notification within 90 days after the expiration of the declaration of emergency. The notification will need to be completed by filling out the State of Emergency form and sending it to the Concurrency Management Office.

The Concurrency Management Office can assist you in determining the eligible extensions as it relates to you project. Please send all applications for processing to

Contact Us

Orange County Planning Environmental, & Development Services Department
Fiscal and Operational Support Division
Concurrency Management Office
201 South Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-5617

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