Planning & Development

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Our mission is to create a sustainable community of lasting values by preserving our past and planning for the future while enhancing the quality of life. We are committed to protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens within our community through quality customer service, education, and planning.


Historic Monroe National Preservation Month Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest

The City of Monroe’s Planning and Development Department is launching an architecture scavenger hunt and photo contest through the month of May in recognition of National Preservation Month. National Preservation Month activities are sponsored by the City of Monroe’s Historic District Commission. Learn more about this month's contests by downloading the materials:



The Planning and Development Department consists of five divisions:

- Responsible for Current and Long Range Planning, Transportation Planning, Historic Preservation, and Zoning Enforcement.

Building Standards
- Responsible for Commerical Plan Review and Inspections to include Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical.

Code Enforcement
- Responsible for investigating and enforcing compliance for Minimum Housing, Public Health Nuisance, and Illegal Parkings in Yards. Community Maintenance also falls under the Code Enforcement Division. They are responsible for Right-of-Way Maintenance (including mowing), Removal of Illegal Signs, and Litter Removal (includinging Illegal Dumping)

Community Development
- Responsible for Strategice Planning, Creating Policies for Neighborhood and Economic Vitality. and Community Revitalization.

Permit Center
- Responsible for Processing Various Permits such as Building & Occupancy, Zoning, Erosion Control, Storm Water, Water & and Sewer, and Fire.

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the main Planning line at (704) 282-4520.