Our missionis to guide and shape the changing built environment in a responsible manner so that present and future generations have opportunity for a safe and healthy community.
We accomplish this by:
- Utilizing the unique aspects of Ogden and its role within the region;
- Understanding and working with the relationship between the built and natural environment;
- Planning and preservation of key community assets, spaces and connections;
- Maintaining high standards of public interaction, information and service; and
- Developing responsible and innovative approaches of design and uses which guide Ogden toward a sustainable community that is a place for a diverse population to live, work and play in a safe, responsive and aesthetic environment.
Land Use and Zoning
A land use permit is required for any site work on your property, including accessory buildings and parking pads. There is no fee for this type of permit.
The Planning Division is responsible to implement the regulations of the (Title 15) and land use within Ogden City, as well as the (Title 14) and the Sign Code (Title 18).
The Development Review Team meets weekly to review site plans and proposals for both remodeling and new construction.
Involve Ogden General Plan
are to provide a framework and common vision for future development.
The Involve Ogden General Plan contains the following elements:
- Community Facilities
- Community Identity
- Economic Development
- Environmental Resources
- Land Use
- Open Space
Community Plans create a vision for each particular community with input from citizens, political leaders, developers and professionals. The Plan process provides an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to participate with Planning Staff in creating a vision for the future.
The City also has adopted Corridor Plans for many of its major entryways.
Historic Preservation/Landmarks Commission
Ogden has several areas where the concentration of important buildings or buildings that were the homes of important people exists. These are preserved and recognized as Historic Districts.
In addition to historic districts, Ogden also has individual buildings that are important to the history of Ogden and it's development.
Appeals - Board of Zoning Adjustment
The Board of Zoning Adjustment is the quasi-judicial body of the City set up to hear appeals to the Zoning Ordinance. They may reduce or waive the regulations if a physical hardship or practical difficulty can be shown.