Planning Department

A black and white aerial view image of the downtown area of Big Spring with parcel lines

What We Do

We collaborate with citizens, neighborhood and business groups, designers and engineers, as well as other City departments, City Council and its commissions to assess every aspect involved in a planning project, land use or development proposal. We also ensure that the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan and associated maps are updated as mandated by State and local laws and that they are followed, accordingly.


Applications must be completed in their entirety, signed, and dated before being processed. To discuss an application, please visit the Planning Department in the City Hall Annex, at 217 East 3rd Street.  

Zoning District Handouts

These handouts provide a summary of allowed uses in each zoning district and are only meant to be used as a guide. Definitive information should be obtained from the complete Zoning Ordinance.

Spotlight on Community Development
A review of completed and ongoing development in recent years.