Planning and Zoning
This division provides planning and zoning administration and assistance within the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. The County’s jurisdictional limit begins three miles outside the Omaha city limits and one mile outside the city limits of Valley, Bennington, and Waterloo.
A Comprehensive Land Use Development Plan, required by State Statute, is the visionary document that serves as the basis for land use planning in the County and was last updated in 2006. Planning assistance includes interpretation of zoning, subdivision, and floodplain regulations for the purposes of promoting and maintaining the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents that reside in the County’s jurisdiction.
This division is the staff support to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Land use applications for zoning changes, special use permits, text changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations and subdivisions are first considered at a public hearing by the Planning Commission, with a recommendation forwarded on to the County Commissioners. The County Commissioners also conduct a public hearing and render a decision.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment conducts public hearings on variances to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations and appeals of decisions by the administrative staff.
Comprehensive Development Plan
Zoning and Overlay Districts
ASIP Regulations (Arterial Street Improvement Program)
Stormwater Management Regulations