Department of Community Development

Elm and New Orleans Naming and Branding Survey

The City of Broken Arrow through the efforts of the Elm & New Orleans Advisory Committee is seeking your input on the branding of the Elm & New Orleans area! This survey will provide valuable input as we move forward in the naming and branding process. This survey will be available until February 8, 2020.

Providing Customer Service for Commercial and Residential Development

The Department of Community Development provides a one-stop service to commercial and residential development. This includes cradle to grave support for these areas. Community Development brings together the professionals needed to help streamline the process of rezoning, platting, obtaining permits and inspections. 

The staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service by offering professional, caring and timely service. They provide essential information to the public concerning City Codes and Ordinances, along with overseeing the process of platting, zoning, planned unit developments (PUDs), inspections, occupational licensing and public nuisances.

Community Development is comprised of four divisions; each of which has varying degrees of responsibility:
  • Planning and Development
  • Placemaking
  • Neighborhood Engagement and Inspections
  • Community Permitting and Licensing

Neighborhood Engagement and Inspections

Inspections is responsible for ensuring that new structures and all modifications are constructed to currently adopted codes and ordinances.

Neighborhood Engagement responds to complaints concerning alleged violations of the municipal code, including the nuisance, zoning and property maintenance codes.

Community Permitting and Licensing 

All applications are made through Community Permitting in order to facilitate tracking and recording of all required departmental actions. Community Permitting
is located in the Broken Arrow City Hall, 220 South First Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012. You may reach the office by calling (918259-2411. 

Planning and Development

A pre-development meeting, coordinated by the Plan Development Coordinator is required for all major developments and applications prior to submittal of any documents to the City of Broken Arrow. 

Planning and Development reviews applications for land use, zoning, subdivision (plats), comprehensive plan amendments, special uses, variances, planned unit developments (PUD’s), site plans and site engineering. Planning and Development may provide information relative to adopted codes and ordinances on urban design, architecture, and landscaping.