Planning & Building

Planning & Building Department


We are a full service department promoting community and environmental quality through land use planning and permitting.

Building, planning, and engineering staff are available to answer your general questions and perform plan pre-screening and intake between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am daily. Plan revisions and deferred submittals will also be screened during those hours.

Our team is comprised of three divisions organized by responsibility:
  • Building Division
  • Development Services
  • Plan Development Division
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