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. 9, 2024 Dec. 15, 2023
  Feb. 13, 2024 Jan. 19, 2024
  March 12, 2024 Feb. 16, 2024
  Monday, April 8, 2024 March 15, 2024
  May 14, 2024 April 19, 2024
  June 11, 2024 May 17, 2024
  July 9, 2024 June 14, 2024
  Aug. 13, 2024 July 19, 2024
  Sept. 10, 2024 Aug. 16, 2024
  Oct. 8, 2024 Sept. 13, 2024
  Nov. 12, 2024 Oct. 18, 2024
  Dec. 10, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024
  Jan. 14, 2025 Dec. 20, 2024

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
  • 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