Planning and Development

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Our Mission

Partner with the community to build a livable, sustainable and safe City by providing strategic, timely, predictable, cost effective planning and development services with a culture focused on community engagement, customer service, creativity, accountability and continuous improvement. We work closely with other departments to provide a comprehensive approach to planning the best future possible for Russellville.

We are comprised of 3 divisions:
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Permitting
  • Code Enforcement
Reimagine Russellville 2040 - Our Current Initiative is to update the Comprehensive Plan, which is a guiding document for the vision and future of Russellville, by the end of 2020. Several public input sessions, working session with the Planning Commission and the City Council, and a challenge session to ensure that the plan is workable were held. The plan will be on the November Planning Commission agenda and the December City Council Agenda to be adopted and help us as we create a place among the most beautiful in the world! To view the current draft of the plan, click here.

Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning

We guide community growth and development in a manner that protects resources, enhances quality of life, promotes distinctive neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown, and involves citizens in the decisions that affect them.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation
We provide support to the Historic District Commission, which oversees design review for exterior alterations to buildings within historic district and maintains the Russellville Register of Historic Places.


We help coordinate pre-application consultations, plan reviews, permitting and inspections for residential, commercial, industrial, and site related development. We also process multiple types of land use permits for future development.
Begin your permit application now. <= future link to the new permitting system.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement

Our primary goal is to help ensure that property owners maintain compliance with the City of Russellville’s Adopted Regulations including zoning and building code infractions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Russellville’s residents.