Planning & Zoning

The zoning official is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the zoning ordinance and code enforcement. The zoning official also reviews all zoning permits, rezoning requests, conditional use permits and residential group developments before permits are issued. The zoning official also provides technical assistance to the Forest City Board of Planning and Adjustment.  The Code Enforcement Department, along with the Forest City Police Department, work together to enforce local ordinances to reduce the amount of abandoned vehicles, junk vehicles, overgrown grass, trash, debris, unsafe buildings and many more ordinances within the city limits.


Planning & Zoning Hearing Information

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month.  Cut off for zoning applications are the 30th day before the meeting date. 


BPA Meetings 2020

Cut Off Date

January 16

December 17, 2019

February 20

January 21

March 19

February 18

April 16

March 17

May 21

April 21

June 18

May 19

July 16

June 16

August 20

July 21

September 17

August 18

October 15

September 15

November 19

October 20

December 17

November 17


Residential Subdivision Incentive Policy

On September 16, 2019, (revised February 3, 2020) the Town of Forest City adopted the Residential Subdivision Incentive Policy The goal of this policy is to increase residential subdivisions in the Town of Forest City, by offering certain services and incentives to builders of multiple homes (a minimum of five (5) houses) inside the city limits. 


For questions or to follow the application process, please contact the Town of Forest City Planner, Bryce Carter, at or (828)247-4412.