Planning & Zoning


Planning & Zoning Workshop Resources

Planning and Zoning workshops for Consortium Communities were developed for communities to get a better handle on the demands of rapid growth and to sharpen the tools necessary to shape that growth. The workshops covered current best practices in planning and zoning. Listed below are each of the workbooks available for download.

  • Unit 1 - Introduction

  • Unit 2 - Comprehensive Planning

  • Unit 3 - Jurisdictional Mapping

  • Unit 4 - Zoning

  • Unit 5 - Subdivision Regulations

  • Unit 6 - Proper Procedures

  • Unit 7 - Roles & Responsibilities

  • Unit 8 - Ethics

  • Unit 9 - North Dakota Century Code - Township/City

  • Unit 10 -North Dakota Century Code - City

Download Complete Vision West ND Planning and Zoning Training Book - Members Only

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Zoning Enforcement Webinar Resources

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Links to Example Code Language on Zoning EnforcementBismarck Notice Order ExampleFargo Notice Order ExampleExample 1st Notice Warning LetterExample 2nd Notice Warning Letter

Other Planning Resources

Small Town and Rural Multi-Modal Networks 

A resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable, and active travel for people of all ages and abilities. It provides a bridge between existing guidance on bicycle and pedestrian design and rural practice, encourage innovation in the development of safe and appealing networks for bicycling and walking in small towns and rural areas, and show examples of peer communities and project implementation that is appropriate for rural communities.

Local Planning Land Use Guide: Linking Land Use and Transportation Planning 

This document is intended to serve as a resource to local jurisdictions which may engage in the planning process to address issues they are facing or goals they seek to attain. It is intended to be a “living document” which may be added to or modified over time as local jurisdictional needs shift and planning practice and theory evolve in North Dakota. 

ND Moves Online Survey (Biking, Walking, Transit) 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has embarked on a planning effort called ND Moves – a plan for biking, walking, and transit along North Dakota state roadways for the next 20 years. NDDOT would like your input on challenges, opportunities, and priorities as we look to the future.  Please visit the project website at to take a Brief Survey and learn more about the plan. You can also find and share the survey on Facebook and Twitter: