Tiny Homes and Tiny Home Communities as Subdivisions

Longwood (City), Florida


Name Tiny Homes and Tiny Home Communities as Subdivisions
Municipality Longwood (City)
Zoning Districts MDR-7 and MDR-15 (Medium Density Residential)
Effective Date 03/04/2019
Municipal Code Part III – Longwood Development Code; Article III, Section 3.2.5 – Tiny homes and tiny home communities
Code Link https://library.municode.com/fl/longwood/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIILODECO_ARTIIIDEDEST
Authority Land Planning Agency


Tiny home. A detached, single-family residential dwelling unit between 200 square feet and 900 square feet set on a foundation that is the primary structure and meets all applicable Florida Building Code standards.

Tiny homes or tiny home communities can be developed on plats with a minimum of one-half acre to a maximum of 6 acres for the purpose of siting 4 or more tiny homes.  Tiny home communities shall be developed under applicable standards for subdivisions, including LDC 3.3.0, with additional flexibility provided through the standards of that section.  Tiny homes and tiny home communities can be built in medium density residential future land use districts.  Tiny home communities shall provide a minimum of 250 sf per unit or 5% of site for common open space.

(Ord. No. 06-1800, § 3, 8-7-2006; Ord. No. 12-1992, § 1, 9-4-2012; Ord. No. 14-2049 , § 1, 4-20-2015; Ord. No. 19-2151 , § 1, 3-4-2019)

Key Contacts

Land Planning Agency
Commission Chambers
175 West Warren Avenue
Longwood, Florida 32750
(407) 260-3440

The Land Planning Agency reviews and recommends amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, the Longwood Development Code, right-of-way abandonments, and annexations.  The Land Planning Agency is a five (5) member board appointed by the City Commission and they meet only as required.

Community Development Department – Staff Directory


Source:  https://www.longwoodfl.org/

Updated:  February 2021 – Loran

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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance

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