Planning & Building Department

The Planning Department provides advice and technical expertise to assist citizens, elected officials, committees, and public agencies in understanding controlling regulations, key issues, and priorities for community development, with a long term commitment to economic vitality, design quality, and environmental integrity.

The Building Department serves the public by creating partnerships with citizens and the developer, contractor, and business communities to accomplish mutually beneficial goals such as the safe, timely, and successful completion of projects. Rather than having an enforcement orientation, the department focuses on education, and strives to maintain a customer-service driven, problem solving orientation for the plan review, permitting, and inspection functions.

Customer service, with an emphasis on building partnerships, is our first priority.

City Planning and Building staff are here to assist you with your development projects. For more information on which staff member to reach out to, review the Planning and Building Staff Directory.

News & Updates

June 25, 2020 Update

Applications may now be dropped-off in the building.  The City will continue to have a drop-off/pick-up area in the front door vestibule (E 2nd Street & Baker Ave), if you do not want to enter the building.  Please place application fees in the locked drop box at the north entrance to City Hall/Parking Structure.  Both the vestibule area and the locked drop box will be checked frequently throughout the day

2019 Planning and Building Annual Report (PDF)