The McKenzie County Planning and Zoning Department partners
with the community to plan and promote a vibrant, balanced, and cohesive County
for today and the future.
The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for
regulating the land uses that take place within McKenzie County. The department
is made up of Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement. These divisions work
together to provide the County with an aesthetically pleasing, safe, and
The Planning Division is focused on the future. Planning
balances socio-economic factors, natural resources, combined with public input
to promote sound and orderly development in McKenzie County.
Zoning is a tool used to provide that orderly and desired
development. Different and appropriate zoning categories are used to avoid
nuisances and provide a methodical plan for a healthy community to work,
recreate, and live in. The McKenzie County Zoning Ordinance and Map are
available for review as well as the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which is a roadmap
to future development.
The McKenzie County Planning and Zoning Board, and
ultimately the McKenzie County Commission regulate all planning and zoning
The McKenzie County Planning and Zoning Board meets on the second Monday of each Month; unless this falls on a Holiday that the courthouse is closed on. In such an event, the meeting will be held the following Monday.
Zoning Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, starting at
5:00 p.m. Central Time. The Planning and Zoning Board may change the date or
time of a meeting by motion made and passed in advance of the meeting to
resolve calendar conflicts. In the event a scheduled meeting cannot be held due
to inclement weather or other reasons, the meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on
the Wednesday immediately following the scheduled meeting, and the Planning Director
will cause notice of the postponement to be posted at the courthouse entrance
and on the Planning and Zoning website.