Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department is the office to contact for information about zoning, specific-use permits, variances, land development, subdivision regulations, platting, street or alley closings, private clubs, dance halls, and social clubs.


  • Comprehensive development review
  • Administration and interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision and Development Ordinance
  • Land use planning and code analysis
  • Comprehensive long-range planning. Click here to view the Comprehensive Master Plan (PDF)
  • Implements city's Comprehensive Plan
  • Sets the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment agendas
  • Processes applications for zoning changes, specific use permits, variances, and alley / street closures
  • Updates the Zoning Ordinance and maps
  • Reviews plat applications
  • Assists in plan review