Planning and Community Development

Planning and Community Development guides the planning, land development, building, and permitting services within the city. Additionally, the offices of Historic Preservation, Main Street, and Code Enforcement are overseen by the Director of Planning and Community Development.

Every development project must:

  1. Have the proper ZONING for the intended use
  2. Be on a properly PLATTED lot;
  3. Have a valid SITE PERMIT and/or BUILDING PERMIT
  4. Be INSPECTED during construction, and

Please visit the Planning, Platting, and Zoning and the Building Department links below to find more information about building and development in the CIty of Paris.

Learn more about The Development Process.

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Planning, Platting, & Zoning works to implement the City Master Planning Map outlining appropriate uses of space within the city limits as adopted by the City Council.

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The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and conducting building inspections.

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Historic Preservation provides support to owners of properties inside the Historic Districts of Paris in order to protect and preserve the historical integrity of the areas.

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The Paris Main Street Program seeks to inspire and energize a vibrant downtown community as the social, cultural, and historic heart of Paris.

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Code Enforcement is responsible for the application and enforcement of City Code and Ordinances, and State Laws pertaining to commercial and residential property maintenance.