The Planning and Zoning Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. Primary functions address property development and land use activities occurring in the City.


The Planning and Zoning Department provides direction and leadership in implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the City as adopted by the Paris City Commission and Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission.

The Department is also responsible for the orderly development of the City and the administration of various land use regulations, including the zoning ordinance, historical zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, and the subdivision regulations.

The Planning and Zoning Department also provides technical assistance and staff support to the Planning Commission and Paris Board of Zoning Appeals.