The Development Services Department is here to assist with any zoning inquiries. The Margate Code of Ordinances is the foundation for all zoning interpretations. Zoning pertains to various aspects of ensuring a safe and enjoyable community. 

Zoning Code

The zoning code references, but is not limited to, the following topics: 

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Filling Stations
  • Home Occupations
  • Permitted and Prohibited Uses
  • Signs; Property Maintenance
  • Storage Containers
  • Streets; Parking
  • Walkway Sales
  • Zoning District Classifications


Zoning Guides - Quick Reference for Common Projects

Development Services Department Applications and Permits

Online Submittals and Online Payments

*Applications must be completed online; no handwritten applications will be accepted*

Growth & Development

In 1996, the City of Margate established its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to help stimulate redevelopment and rehabilitation of the community. The City of Margate and the CRA have been making progress with beautification projects, rebranding, façade and landscape grants, building renovations, and new business recruitment. The CRA owns approximately 35 acres in the downtown area that is slated for future development as the community’s “City Center.”

The City of Margate has numerous opportunities for redevelopment and business growth. Whether you are seeking an existing building or vacant land, please visit the resources below to learn more about the development opportunities within this city.

View Community Redevelopment Agency