City of Melrose

Planning and Zoning / Community Development

The Planning Department is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the City's Comprehensive Plan and the City Code of Ordinances through the following:

  • Reviewing land use applications and other planning and zoning requests for conformance with adopted policies and regluations.
  • Conducting long-range planning to guide the future direction of the City.
  • Enforcing violations of the ordinances and regulations through a complaint based system.
  • Serving as the staff liasion to the Planning and Zoning Commission



We believe in:

  • Being resident centered
  • Having passion for our community
  • Guarding the public interest
  • Community collaboration and partnering
  • Promoting economic development
  • Community based planning
  • Expanding employment opportunities and tax base through a proactive business climate
  • A quality of life emanating from a strong economy, a healthy environment, and social equality
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