Department Overview

Responsibilities
The Planning Department is responsible for long-range and current planning for the City of Lebanon and its Urban Growth Boundary. The Planning Department is part of the Public Works Department. Engineering, Building Codes, and Codes Enforcement are also included within the Public Works Department.

Growth Management Plan
The City of Lebanon's Growth Management Plan serves as a guide for future development within the City and the Urban Growth Boundary.

Long-Range Planning Activities
In addition to carrying out the Growth Management Plan, other long-range planning activities include:
  • Updating the Zoning Ordinance (Title 14 of Lebanon's Code of Ordinances) and Subdivision Regulations
  • Conducting small area studies
  • Providing assistance to the elected officials and various commissions and boards as they make recommendations regarding the continued growth and development of the City
Current Planning
Current planning consists of providing assistance to applicants as they consider the development of their property, relocating their business to the City of Lebanon and serving several elected and appointed boards and commissions.

The Planning staff provides support to the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and several committees such as the Beautification Committee and Public Works/Transportation Committee.