FAQ Topic: Building Codes and Zoning
Land Use applications need to be submitted approximately 6 weeks prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in which it will be reviewed. Below is a schedule for 2023. For details of agenda items, please contact the Williams County Planning & Zoning Division. Application Deadline … Continued
Zoning-related pre-applications are required prior to formal review of applications for conditional use permits, temporary use permits, zoning amendments/zone changes variances, plats, minor subdivisions/major subdivisions and/or lot split reviews. Complete the pre-application form online or email a completed pre-application form to email@example.com. A member of our staff will contact you by phone or email to … Continued
The Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations can be downloaded by clicking here. A physical copy is also available for the public to view at the Development Services office during regular business hours.
Zoning cannot be used to make a property owner stop using property as it was used before it was zoned. In a case where property is zoned differently from the way it is used, the current use is allowed to continue, and it is called a nonconforming use. For example, a business that is in … Continued
The zoning of your property does not affect or impact property taxes. Zoning determines the allowable uses of the property, but zoning itself does not factor into the property value assessment that determines property taxes.
Your property’s zoning district is indicated on the County’s GIS Zoning & Conditional Use Permits map. A color-coded legend can be viewed under Zoning by expanding the layers list. Any parcel of land that does not have a specific zoning district will be designated as Agricultural. For more information, contact the Planning and Zoning Division.
Effective January 1, 2020, the North Dakota Building Code consists of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) published by the International Code Council (ICC). Williams County is also under the provisions of the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC).