The Planning Department functions in two distinct roles: current planning and long range planning. Current Planning functions to review permit applications submitted to the department for staff review and recommendation to either the Planning Commission or the Board of Directors. Long Range Planning functions to develop land use and conceptual plans for the community, such as the City's Comprehensive Plan.
Current planning actively seeks to enhance Siloam Springs by offering permit review services to its residents. Planning Staff reviews all development permit applications for compliance with Siloam Springs' development standards and City Code. The intent of these reviews is to maintain and improve our citizens' quality of life, protect the environment, and plan for the future needs of our community. The department's one-stop current planning services include:
Lot Line Adjustment and Consolidation Permits
Lot Splits Permits
Preliminary and Final Plats Permits
Right-of-Way Closures Permits
Significant Development Permits (projects greater than 5,000 sq. ft. in floor area)
Building Permit and Business License Review
Applications and Procedures
Applications for all planning permits are found here. The procedures for submission, staff review, and application fees are found within the Development Procedures Manual.
Click here for a guide to explain the City's application approval process.
For all meeting dates and submittable deadlines, please access the Planning Department's Development Calendar.
The City's zoning map is often requested and is recommended as the first place to check before applying for a planning permit. The City's zoning map is housed within a larger mapping system, known as a Geographic Information System, or GIS. To access the City's GIS map, click here. After reading and accepting the disclaimer, zoning is found by turning on the zoning layer, under the legend tab seen at the right side of the screen. Note: You must be zoomed into the map by at least 1:17000 ft., or smaller, to see zoning as a layer option. Planning staff recommends using the Firefox or Google Chrome web browser for the best possible viewing experience. Please contact the City's planning staff if you run into difficulties using this system.
Long Range Planning
The Planning Department's long range services also seeks to maintain the excellent quality of life in Siloam Springs by ensuring that land-use decisions reflect the community's core values and vision for the future. This vision is primarily maintained in Siloam Springs' Comprehensive Plan (PDF). Long range planning has also worked to update City Code and the plans as detailed below, these plan work to implement the community's vision in concrete objectives.