The Planning division oversees the City’s short- and long-term land use and zoning for both residential and commercial development.
Department staff applies the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Land Development Code (LDC) to ensure that growth in Orange City meets the goals and objectives established by the City Council. Orange City has strict standards for development. The standards include everything from a building’s roof style to landscaping requirements. Orange City enforces these standards to guarantee that this community remains an attractive, high-quality place to live.
The Planning Commission serves as the local planning agency for the City of Orange City. The Commission, which is appointed by the City Council, conducts public hearings, makes decisions on certain development requests and makes recommendations to the City Council on more complex issues.
Please feel free to contact the department staff if you have any questions.