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Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Division is comprised of planners, project engineers, and commercial and residential plan reviewers. They review 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.

A pre-development meeting, coordinated by the Project Engineer, is required for all major developments prior to preparation of any documents submitted to the City of Broken Arrow.


Planning Commission
Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (unless there is a conflict with a legal holiday).

Each comprehensive plan change, rezoning, platting request, planned unit development, or lot split is submitted to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission conducts a public hearing on the request and makes a recommendation which is forwarded to the next City Council meeting for a public hearing.

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month (unless there is a conflict with a legal holiday). The City Council has the final authority for comprehensive plan changes, rezoning, platting, and planned unit developments.
Board of Adjustment
Meets on the second Monday of every month (unless there is a conflict with a legal holiday).

The Board of Adjustment hears requests for appeals to enforcement or interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance and requests for special exceptions. They also hear appeals and variances of the Zoning Ordinance. Variances may not be granted on self-created hardships or hardships resulting from monetary issues. 
Development Process
Requesting Zoning Confirmation Letters