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Current Planning & Zoning
Meetings, Deadlines & Regulations

Meeting Schedules
  • For a calendar of all Planning & Economic Development Department meetings please visit the Community Calendar.
  • Additionally if you would like to receive email or text notifications of meetings and posted agendas, please visit Notify Me, scroll to Calendars and select Planning & Economic Development Calendar.

Starting a New Business
1) Check Your Location. Before you pick a location, check with the Planning Department about your business location zoning.

2) Get A Compliance Certificate. Fill out the New Business/New Location Application and submit it to the Planning Department. Approval will likely require a visit to your proposed business location to make sure it meets Zoning, Building and Fire regulations. If you are starting a home-based business, please submit this New Home Business application and submit it to the Planning Department

3) Get a Business License. Visit the Revenue Department for your commercial business or your home-based business

Planning Commission
Planning Commission is an appointed commission that meets every month. The purpose of the board is to establish and update the City's Comprehensive Plan and to establish, update, and enforce land development regulations. They also make recommendations to the City Council on matters of zoning regulations and zoning of property.

Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Commission is an appointed commission that meets every month. 

The Madison Station Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for promoting the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the residents of the City of Madison through the:
  • Preservation and protection of buildings, sites, structures, areas, and districts of historic significance and interest;
  • Preservation and enhancement of the national, state, and local historic, architectural, archaeological, and aesthetic heritage found in the City of Madison; and
  • Promotion and enhancement of Madison's historic and aesthetic attraction to tourists and visitors by actively participating in Madison Station's revitalization.

Zoning Board of Adjustment & Appeals
The Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals is an independent, quasi-judicial body. It is empowered to grant relief from the strict application of the Zoning Regulations (variances), approve certain uses of land (special exceptions), and hear appeals of actions taken by an administrative officer. The Board's five members and two supernumeraries are appointed by the City Council.

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