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.
Ward County has been working on updating its Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances. The updated Ward County Comprehensive Plan were adopted on August 20, 2019. To keep up to date with the project process, go to the project website www.futureforward2040.com. From the website, questions and comments can be submitted.
Changes to FEMA Flood RISK Maps
Update to the Ward County RiskMAP Project timeline. Following the FEMA meetings in 2017, Ward County submitted comments in November of 2017. In April of 2018, FEMA informed Ward County the Preliminary Maps for Ward County will need to revised based on the comments submitted. Below is a tentative timeline Ward County has received from FEMA