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Planning and Zoning Information 

The City of Nampa Planning & Zoning Department (located in the Nampa Development Services Center, 500 12th Avenue South) will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in response to Governor Little rolling back to a modified Stage 2 and limiting gatherings to 10 people or less.


Planning & Zoning staff will continue providing services through online services.  Meetings, if needed, will be scheduled by appointment, or take place via virtual platform. Applications may continue to be submitted online or to Please call (208) 468-4430, or email, for assistance.  


Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council meetings will continue to be held remotely and in-person; online participation is encouraged. Public hearings will be noticed as usual and will offer webinar testimony and distanced in-person testimony, if required. More information is available at

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.


To sign up to speak at an upcoming Planning and Zoning Public Hearing before the Nampa City Council or before the Nampa Planning and Zoning Commission, please click here.    

Current Planning and Zoning Application Information

For information about current applications being processed by the Planning and Zoning Department please navigate to the Agendas, Audio, Minutes, Notices, Staff Reports portion of the Agenda Center webpage and scroll down past the City Council to the Planning & Zoning Commission Section. Click on the date of an upcoming meeting to view the agenda and the associated Planning and Zoning Staff Reports (published the Thursday prior the meeting-hearing date). For previous meetings, on the top right click on the year and then select the meeting date to view the specific meeting minutes and the decisions made. Please contact the Department via email or phone for any further information or submit a Records Request via the Clerk’s Office.

Nampa Planning and Zoning Department Deep Dive Presentation 2020

Nampa Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Story Map

The Nampa Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan Story Map includes information on: 1) Introduction, 2) Vision + Goals, 3) Benefits of Walking + Biking, 4) Public Outreach, 5) Facility Types, and 6) Network Recommendations.
Frequently Requested Information

Our Mission is to make a safe, vibrant and economically sustainable community through wise growth management, including the use of smart growth principles based on Idaho Law, Nampa’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and best planning practices. 
Our Vision is to guide the use and development of land to support the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. We believe in being open with all parties, in reviewing development proposals for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, in complying with State and City zoning law, and in processing application requests thoroughly and impartially.
  • Annually review and amend the zoning and subdivision ordinances, and the comprehensive plan with emphasis on updates to promote smart growth.
  • Advise the public, Planning and Zoning Commission, MayorCity Council and department heads in planning & zoning matters.
  • Coordinate and strengthen relationships with Canyon County in their planning and zoning efforts within the Nampa Area of City Impact.
  • Assist in downtown revitalization efforts through participating in ongoing planning for the area.
  • Assist in the economic and community development activities of the City of Nampa in every way possible.

Pre-Application Meeting Request

A pre-application meeting is intended for discussion in regards to properties upon which an owner/prospective owner or developer would like information about allowable land uses, availability of city utilities, residential structures and/or residential or commercial subdivision (land division) projects. This meeting will include staff members from Planning & Zoning and Engineering. At the time of the request, it will be determined if other city departments have an interest in the project and they will be invited to attend.

A block of time on Wednesday afternoons has been reserved for these meetings. However, other times may be available upon request. Please return this completed Pre-Application Meeting Request form to Kristi Watkins at to reserve a meeting time.