The Community Development Department was created February 2008 when the Building Safety and Planning and Zoning Departments were combined. As such, the department is responsible for a wide variety of regulations and activities. For instance:
- Inspection of buildings during construction
- Review of all plans and proposals regarding new development or remodeling
- Compliance with City codes and ordinances
- Documentation of all parcel, lot, and zone changes
The Building and Safety Department page will have information about inspections, building codes, and the current progress of building permits. Planning and Zoning will have information about how to change parcels and zones, apply for changes to the City 2020 Comprehensive Plan, and zoning restrictions.