Planning & Zoning

The Ward County Planning & Zoning office promotes sound growth and planning policies by preparing, implementing, and administering land use plans, policies, rules, and regulations.

The offices works closely with the Highway Department and the County Planning Commission to enforce county planning and enforcement issues and related ordinances, land use, and environmental plans and regulations and enforce floodplain regulations.
Planning and Zoning Application are due no later than the 15th of the month for the following month's agenda.

Planning Information

Changes to FEMA Flood RISK Maps

Ward County, and some of the cities within Ward County are seeing changes to the floodplain maps. These changes may affect property owners with Federally-back mortgages. Below you will find more information as to why and how the changes will occur:
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