Community Development


The Community Development Department has three divisions - Building Inspections, Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and is overseen by the Director of Community Development.


The City of Bismarck’s Community Development Department has planning, zoning and building inspection authority within the City of Bismarck and its extra-territorial area (ETA).  The City’s extra-territorial area (map) reflects negotiated boundaries with the City of Lincoln, Burleigh County, Apple Creek Township and Naughton Township.

Resources & Information

Bismarck Advisory Board Application