Implementing the plan - Title 17 Zoning Code Revision
The Planning Department is currently working to revise the City of Valdez Zoning Code and we need public feedback on the draft Title 17 Ordinance. The deadline for comments in November 3, 2023. Please visit the project website for more information and to download the draft ordinance.
Planning Department Responsibilities
The Planning Department is responsible for a wide array of activities and services to assist the community, including:
Allotting environmental permits for municipal projects
Administering planning and zoning, including:
Variances and exceptions
Being a community information and resource library
Building and construction plan reviews, permitting, and inspections.
Enforcing and abating building and zoning code violations.
Handling business registrations for commercial businesses, home occupations, and itinerant vendors.
Mapping all elements of the community from land to streets to addresses to infrastructure.
Regulating subdivisions and platting.
Serving as staff liaison department to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Planning Department is also responsible for managing:
City lands, including land sales, land leases, and other generally allowed uses on city-owned public property