The Planning Division functions in two distinct roles: current planning and long range planning. Current Planning functions to review permit applications submitted to the division 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 and periodic Municipal Code updates.
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 the 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 division'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 submittal deadlines, please access the Planning Division'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 left side of the screen. 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. Click here for a chart which shows the allowed uses by zone.