Planning and Zoning

The Planning Division participates in long-range local and regional planning activities and is responsible for all matters concerning:

  • Implementation of the Ranson Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
  • Issuance of use permits
  • Variance requests
  • Rezoning and annexation petitions
  • Subdivision applications
  • Plat administration


  • Administers federal, state and local flood plain and storm water regulations
  • Assembly and gathering of community data
  • Develops and maintains the city’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Plans and Plats, Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance
  • Provides information to the public on regulations, zoning codes and development projects
  • Provides primary staffing to the Ranson Planning Commission and Ranson Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Reviews and administers zone change proposals and petitions
  • Reviews CRC and subdivision design
  • Reviews private development projects for design and compliance with the Zoning Ordinance

Boards & Commission
Planning acts as the Zoning Administrator and holds hearings on proposed projects through the following boards and commissions:

Division Internal Coordination
The Planning and Zoning coordinates development and permitting projects between the Community Development Department and Public Works Department.

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