The Planning & Community Development Department encompasses planning and zoning.
Planning & Zoning serves the public by providing current and long range planning services; updating the Comprehensive Plan; processing a variety of applications such as rezonings, variances, site plan reviews, zoning permits, conditional use permits, appeals, findings of architectural compatibility, subdivision/plat approvals, water and sewer tap assessments, nuisance and property complaints. In addition, the department advises citizens and interested parties on matters concerning land development, zoning controls and relevant ordinances and laws.
The Planning & Community Development Department also provides staff support to the Planning Commission, Parking Authority, Architectural Review Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, Joint Board of Zoning Appeals, Public Transportation Board, and other committees as assigned. For more information on any one of these or another authority, board, or commission, visit the Authorities, Boards and Commissions page.