The Planning Division is responsible for:


 The City of Bismarck's Community Development Department has planning, zoning and building inspection authority within the City of Bismarck and its extra-territorial area (ETA).  The City’s extra-territorial area (map) reflects negotiated boundaries with the City of Lincoln, Burleigh County, Apple Creek Township and Naughton Township.



The Planning Division is located on the second floor of the City-County Office Building at 221 North 5th Street.

Resources & Information

Infill and Redevelopment Plan

Together 2045

Map Gallery

Zoning Maps

General Documents

Downtown Bismarck Sub Area Plan

2014 Growth Management Plan


Division Staff

Daniel Nairn, AICP - Planning Manager

Jenny Wollmuth, AICP, CFM - Senior Planner/Land Use Planning

Isak Johnson - Planner/Land Use Planning

Lauren Oster - Planner/Land Use Planning

Hilary Balzum - CDBG Program Administrator

Sarah Fricke - Senior Administrative Assistant

Sandra Bogaczyk - Office Assistant II