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. 12, 2021 Dec. 18, 2020
  Feb. 9, 2021 Jan. 15, 2021
  March 9, 2021 Feb. 12, 2021
  April 13, 2021 March 19, 2021
  May 11, 2021 April 16, 2021
  June 8, 2021 May 14, 2021
  July 13, 2021 June 18, 2021
  Aug. 10, 2021 July 16, 2021
  Sept. 14, 2021 Aug. 20, 2021
  Oct. 12, 2021 Sept. 17, 2021
  Nov. 9, 2021 Oct. 15, 2021
  Dec. 14, 2021 Nov. 19, 2021

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