The Department of Planning and Zoning is responsible for maintaining the City's comprehensive department plan, administering and enforcing zoning resolutions and carrying out local zoning ordinances. Specifically, the development involves the analysis of a given section of land and determines the limits of how that land can be developed and utilized according to local regulations.
The department is proficient in property identification, land surveying, and legal descriptions.
In cooperation with the Engineering, Economic Development and Community Development Departments the Planning and Zoning Departments reviews all residential, commercial, industrial and manufacturing development plans, all zoning and subdivision plats, and provides long range planning for the City.
The Department coordinates the efforts of the City's Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission.