Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Community Development Department provides a variety of services to preserve and enhance the high quality of life offered to those who live or work in our community. We help to create and enhance a vibrant, well-planned community by supporting efforts that define and realize our community's aspirations.

The Department connects people, places, and services through innovative planning, partnerships, and forums for effective community engagement. Planning prepares and manages the City of West Fargo Comprehensive Plan and administrates zoning and subdivision regulations to guide growth and development. We collect and analyze a variety of data (land use, demographic, housing, etc.) for use in monitoring plan progress and policy making.

We serve as a support staff to the City Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and other community and metropolitan communities, task forces, and associations.

Planning and Zoning Commission


City of West Fargo Planning Director supervises the overall physical development of the city, while dealing directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission. For more information, visit the Planning and Zoning Commission page.
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Application Deadline
Jan. 8, 2019 Dec. 14, 2018
Feb. 12, 2019 Jan. 18, 2019
March 12, 2019 Feb. 15, 2019
April 9, 2019 March 15, 2019
May 14, 2019 April 19, 2019
June 11, 2019 May 17, 2019
July 9, 2019 June 14, 2019
Aug. 13, 2019 July 19, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019 Aug. 16, 2019
Oct. 8, 2019 Sept. 13, 2019
Nov. 12, 2019 Oct. 18, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019

Planning and Zoning Duties

Updating, directing, and overseeing the development and implementation of the City's comprehensive growth and development plan.

Staff reviews development proposals, requests for the following:

  • Zoning changes
  • Subdivision plats
  • Retracement plats
  • Planned unit Development
  • Conditional use permits
  • Provisions use permit
  • Right-of-way dedications and vacations
  • Variances
  • Access plans for major streets
  • Building permit plans for multiple family residential, public and semi-public, commercial and industrial uses
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