The Planning Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. Primary functions include facilitating the orderly growth, development, and redevelopment of the city. 


The department is responsible for the planning and administration to improve the social, economic, cultural, and physical development and preservation of the city. The department develops, administers, and provides technical support for the zoning ordinance, design review ordinance, comprehensive plan, and planning district improvement plans. The Planning Department also provides technical assistance and staff support to the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, and the Design Review Board.

Planning & Zoning Property Browser

Web Mapping Application by Gadsden GIS.

Design Review Documents

Approved Plant List

B-4 Design Review Guidelines

Certificate of Appropriateness

Gadsden Design Review Guidelines