Building & Planning Departments

Building Department

The purpose of the Building Department is to provide for the public safety, health, and welfare of the community by the enforcement of the requirements specified in Building Codes, Zoning Ordinances and other related codes by conducting plan reviews and on-site inspections. Department staff include

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Planning Department

The Planning Department is primarily responsible for working with property owners to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations, periodically reviewing these regulations and recommending revisions, and providing staff for the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. The department also works with property owners that are interested in rezoning property or having their property annexed into the city. The Building Official / Zoning Administrator is responsible for the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.

Staff in the department include the Director of Planning and the City's Grants Writer.  

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