Zoning Administration and Enforcement Division

Effective November 16, 2022, the ZAED Plans Review Section will close to the public on Wednesdays in order to catch up with a backlog of plans reviews for permit applications. Phone calls and emails received by the Plans Review Section on Wednesdays will be replied to within two business days of receipt. The other ZAED Sections and other divisions of the Planning Department remain open Monday through Friday.

Effective April 18, 2022, the Department of Planning is accepting permit applications via MAPPS. Learn more about the new permitting system at the MAPPS information page. Variance and appeal applications may be submitted via paper forms.


Administers the enforcement of State and County land use laws, rules, codes, regulations, and the general and community plans.

Serves as primary departmental advisory and information branch regarding the interpretation and application of codes, ordinances, decision and orders, and other matters of enforcement.

Prepares and processes variance and appeal applications and advises the Board of Variance and Appeals. Also processes sign variances through the Urban Design Review Board.


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