Planning Division

Our Mission

The mission of the Planning Department is to promote the general welfare of the City of Pasco by ensuring that all development activity follows the city's Comprehensive Plan, as well as the Subdivision Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance of the Municipal Code.


The Planning Department is charged with overseeing state-mandated updates of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as acting in an advisory role to the Planning Commission on Municipal Code revisions.

The Planning Department also administers land-use related planning applications, oversees major Planning projects, and prepares reports for Planning Commission hearings, Historic Preservation Commission hearings, and Hearing Examiner reports.

To find zoning information by address or tax parcel number, please access our Planning Projects Search.

To find general zoning information city-wide, please click here to access the interactive Parcel and Zoning Viewer Map.

Quick Zoning Reference Table

For a quick reference for planning where to place your house, detached garage, shop, or shed on your residential lot, view our Quick Zoning Reference Table (PDF). For official guidance on development standards, refer to the Zoning Ordinance (Title 25) of the Pasco Municipal Code.

City of Pasco Comprehensive Plan -- 2018-2038 Update

The Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year vision and roadmap for Pasco's future. By year 2038, Pasco will be home to over 120,000 people. Learn more about our efforts and strategies to address future needs and services while preserving and improving our quality of life.