Planning & Zoning
The Planning Division is responsible for administration of development activities within the City. Files regarding the Zoning Ordinance, subdivision plats, special uses, variances, and site plans are all maintained within the department.
One of the reasons for obtaining a Special Use Permit would be to operate certain types of home based businesses. The City Collector processes applications for Occupational Licensing, however the Planning Division is also involved when a Special Use Permit is required.
Staff provides administrative support and acts as liaison between:
Board of Zoning Adjustments
Capital Improvements Committee
Code Board of Appeals
Industrial Development Authority
Tax Increment Financing Commission
Site Plan Revision
Special Use Permit
Payday Loan Institutions
Sign Code Amendment
Outdoor Lighting Regulation
Alternative Energy Systems
Mixed Use Zoning District
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Having a Business In Your Home
We are happy to walk you through the development process including assisting you with applications. If you should have any additional questions, call our office at 816-423-4111 or click here for our online contact form.