Planning

Responsibilities & Services

The Planning Division provides review and monitoring of all development proposals to ensure consistency and compliance with approved development standards and zoning, and coordinates the review and approval process through the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, and City Council.

The development process consists of the review and approval of all land use proposals such as Annexation, Site Plan/Architectural Review, Special Use Review, Rezoning, and Subdivision Review including sketch plan, preliminary plan, and final plan.

General Email:  planning@cityoflafayette.com

PLANNING & BUILDING DEPARTMENT PROCEDURES FOR COVID-19
The City of Lafayette Planning and Building department is committed to the safety of the community and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spread of COVID-19. In an attempt to accommodate social distancing recommendations the Planning and Building Department and City Hall will be closed to the public.  We are committed to providing the best level of service possible considering the current situation. The Planning and Building department is accepting applications for building permits and development reviews.

New and existing development applications under review will still be processed although required meetings may be impacted which could delay administrative review as well as any required Planning Commission or City Council review.

Check with the project planners for available resources for submittal of plans. We are encouraging utilizing the USPS, FedEx, or UPS, or sending them electronically via electronic means such as Drop Box.  You will be responsible for providing access to staff so they may retrieve the plans.

Application for new signs may be mailed or submitted electronically for review.  Once the permit has been processed and approved you will be contacted by staff with the permit amount.  Once payment has been processed your permit and receipt will be mailed or emailed to you.

Applications and handouts are available online by clicking on this link. or you may click on the direct links below for the following planning application forms;

Sign Permit Application
Temporary Outdoor Sales, Storage or Display of Merchandise
Development Review Application Forms