Planning & Zoning

Planning and zoning regulates property use within the City of Kimball.  The purpose of the regulation is to:
  1. Protect the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare;
  2. Promote orderly development of the residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and public areas within the City of Kimball;
  3. Conserve the natural scenic beauty and attractiveness of the City;
  4. Conserve and develop natural resources in the City;
  5. Provide for the compatibility of different land uses and the most appropriate use of land throughout the City;
  6. Minimize environmental pollution.

Comprehensive Plan

A comprehensive plan is a formal document that outlines a City's growth and development policies.  Its three purposes are to:
  • State a community's desires as goals, objectives and a vision of what might be
  • Serve as a guide to decision making on growth and development issues
  • Serve as a legal document that outlines a City's land use plan and provides legal backing to support a City's zoning code, subdivision ordinance and building code

Building Permits

Building permits are required for most residential and commercial improvement projects; including new construction, building additions, remodeling, finishing a basement, commercial re-roofing, commercial re-siding, commercial window replacement, decks, porches, fences, plumbing, heating, electrical work, garages and utility sheds. Getting a building permit helps you to ensure that your project meets safety and building code standards. There is a penalty for starting construction prior to the issuance of a building permit.

General Permits

General permits are also called "over-the-counter" permits.  Over-the-counter permits are typically used for standard residential maintenance work on a house.  There is a penalty for starting construction prior to the issuance of a building permit.