Community Development

building modelAbout Us The Community Development Department is responsible for regulating all the land development that takes place within the city. The department is made up of four divisions: Planning, Zoning, Building, and Property Management/Ombudsman. These divisions work together to provide the city with an aesthetically pleasing, clean and safe environment. 

The Planning Division is focused on the future. Planning balances socio-economic forces, natural resources, and public input to promote sound and orderly development in Provo. Planning ensures that the decisions we make today will result in a viable and healthy future for our city. 

Zoning is a tool of Planning. It oversees the division of land according to different uses in order to avoid nuisances and to promote healthy and orderly development. The zoning division enforces the ordinances in Title 14 of the Provo City Code

The Building Division ensures that public and private structures are built to meet proven community design standards in order to protect lives and preserve investments.

The Ombudsman helps resolve problems with issues related to services provided by the City of Provo. An ombudsman is a liaison or mediator between citizens and government agencies. In addition to the Ombudsman duties, the Property Manager is responsible for handling issues with all real property owned by Provo City including: lease agreements, easements, rights-of-way, and property acquisitions.
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