COVID19 Announcement:
Due to circumstances related to public health and Coronavirus (Covid19), and the order issued on March 27, 2020 by the Saline County Health Dept. and governing bodies to  "stay at home", we will be shutting down most of our services for the next 30 days and the City County Building is closed to the public.  Therefore we have modified services until further notice.

Please note, it is very important to follow the methods of communication outlined below. These systems have been put in place to ensure services during these unique circumstances, failure to adhere may affect our ability to help you.

None of the changes/limitations to the services we provide exempt you from complying with the code requirements for permits, inspections, zoning, land development, or property maintenance.

    • We will continue to accept and process building and trades permits.
    • You must use the permits web portal to submit a permit request/application.
    • Review and processing of a permit application will probably take longer than usual. We will make every attempt to clearly communicate with you regarding timelines and expectations.
    • We will continue to provide inspections for issued permits.
    • Inspection requests can be submitted via the permits web portal or via email, or you can call our office(785-309-5701). Please leave a message if the call is not answered, we will get back with you within 24hrs.
    • We will not provide inspections in occupied dwellings, unless it is an emergency, due to health risks.
    • We will not be able to fully process permit applications that require a public hearing as part of the approval for a planning permit.
    • We will not be able to accept or process Planning applications (variances, conditional use permits, zoning, etc.) or Tax Rebate applications.
    • We will not be able to provide full services related to nuisance code enforcement (property maintenance).
    • A property owner (or tenant) must still maintain their property including mowing.
    • To schedule a special pick up of trash, debris, discarded furniture please contact 785-309-5750.
    • The Community Relations Division offices are closed until further notice.

Ways to Contact Us During the Stay-at-Home Order:

  • Permit Web Portal:
    • This is available 24/7 and submittals will be checked daily.
  • Phone: 785-309-5715
    • We will return your call within 24hrs or sooner. Please leave a message.
    • Please include in your message the property address you are calling about.
  • E-mail:
    • We will respond to your e-mail within 24hrs or sooner.
    • Please include the property address you are inquiring about.

Our goal is to continue providing necessary services while balancing the need to provide for the safety and well-being of our employees and meet the directives related to the “Stay at Home” order.

We appreciate your patience and understanding,  

Community and Development Services Department Team


Planning Division

The Planning and Community Development function includes planning for and implementation of the physical and economic growth and development of the community. The division provides planning and enforcement services related to various aspects of zoning, land use, community development, and floodplain administration.  The planning function also provides staff support to the Salina Planning Commission, Heritage Commission, Downtown Design Review Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals. The goal is to help these bodies and the City Commission guide the growth and development of the City in order to assure a more orderly and attractive community.

Additional Links

Contact Information

City-County Building
300 W. Ash St.
Room 205
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 309-5720

Dean Andrew
Zoning Administrator & Floodplain Administrator

Office Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.