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 Information
Planning and Zoning Application are due no later than the 15th of the month for the following month's agenda.

Future For Ward: 

Ward County is updating its Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances over the next two years. To keep up to date with the project process, go to the project website From the website, questions and comments can be submitted.

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. Click on the Link below to find more information.

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