Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning

Under the Community Development Department, City Planner and Zoning Official handle various inquiries concerning zoning, land use and development, and the administration the City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations relative to development, within the context of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Please contact the Community Development Department with zoning and subdivision questions.  See contact information or stop in City Hall, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.



These documents provide direction to the City of Ottawa to promote a continuous positive evolution of Ottawa. The intent is to provide direction for decisions related to the future growth and development of the City of Ottawa. They provide the basis for rational decision-making, but does not replace the decision-making process, nor does it take the place of the City´s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and other ordinances regulating the use and development of land in Ottawa.

The Plans establish a vision for development within the community and describes policies, programs, and projects that will enable the vision to be realized.

Comprehensive Plans

General Plans