Planning & Codes Department


The Planning and Codes Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. Primary functions address property development and land use activities occurring in the City.


The Planning and Codes Department provides direction and leadership in implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the Master Plan as adopted by the City Council.

The Department is also responsible for the orderly development of the City and the administration of various land use regulations, including the zoning code, design review ordinances, and sign ordinance.

New Video from Project Planner Wayne Marshall describing proposed Nonconformity Ordinance changes.  -> 


inforME Payment Portal   (link)

Permit payments submitted must wait for a Planning and Codes Department issued permit fee (to be received by email to the applicant once staff has reviewed the permit application).  

Permit Forms & Documents

Permit Forms are now available in a download and fill PDF format. Below are links to frequently used Permit Forms and the Fee Schedule. Online permitting also available with link above.

Code and other Information

City of Belfast Curbside Winter Program 2023-2024


Comprehensive Plan Committee