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
Dec. 10, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019
Jan. 14, 2020 Dec. 20, 2019
Feb. 11, 2020 Jan. 17, 2020
March 10, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 March 20, 2020
May 12, 2020 April 17, 2020
June 9, 2020 May 15 ,2020
July 14, 2020 June 19, 2020
Aug. 11, 2020 July 17, 2020
Sept. 8, 2020 Aug. 14, 2020
Oct. 13, 2020 Sept. 18, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020 Oct. 16, 2020
Dec. 8, 2020 Nov. 13, 2020

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