The Building & Community Development Department is responsible for the following functions:
Building Permits & Inspections: The Building Official and Residential Building Inspector ensure that residential, commercial and industrial construction are done safely in accordance with the State Building Code and city regulations.
Planning & Zoning: The planning division is responsible for the review and management of development and redevelopment in the city. The division coordinates the preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, which lays out the long-range plans for the city.
Economic Development: Staff work with the City Council and the Economic Development Authority to help expand existing businesses and attract new businesses to the community in order to grow and diversify the city's tax base, employment and services.
Property Maintenance & Code Enforcement: The Code Enforcement Officer enforces the city's zoning, nuisance and property maintenance regulations to ensure that the community maintains its quality neighborhoods, housing and commercial areas.