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Planning & Zoning
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Planning Department


The Williston City Planning Department has moved to a new location:

113 4th Street East. P.O. Box 1306


 Williston Williams County Regional Plan

Recently Updated Ordinances:

Ordinance 1028: Sign Ordinance
Ordinance 1052: Downtown Design Review Board
Resolution 16-063: Creation of Downtown Design Review Board


PLEASE NOTE : a pre-application meeting with a Planner MUST be held at least a week PRIOR to any application being submitted. Applications will not be accepted without a pre-application meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are due the Friday 4 weeks prior to the Planning and Zoning meeting for the month your case will be heard in.  

Planning and Zoning oversees land use within the Williston City Limits and one mile extraterritorial area.  This includes administering the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance , subdivision ordinance , and the Renaissance Zone .  

Note: Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance can be found under City Auditor/City Ordinance Amendments

Comprehensive Plan- The comprehensive plan is a policy guide based on community values to preserve those values and guide growth and change.  The City of Williston Comprehensive Plan and associated documents can be found here .

Renaissance Zone- The Renaissance Zone is intended to encourage private investment to develop, renovate, rehabilitate and revitalize the downtown area.  The objective of the Renaissance Zone program is to offer financial incentives that will encourage capital investments within the Zone needed to produce the desired economic, commercial, residential and entertainment outcomes.
Information on the Renaissance Zone can be found here.

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