The Community Development department includes the Planning and Zoning Division and the Building Services Division. Staff review residential and commercial plans for conformance with all City plans and regulations including the Comprehensive Plan (PDF) and Building Code (PDF). View the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Site Planning Ordinance and Sign Ordinance online by searching the Municipal Code.
The Engineering and Public Works department reviews all residential and commercial plans and is responsible for all public infrastructure projects in Urbandale. They conduct traffic studies, manage mapping applications and routinely provide updates on current roadway and utility projects.