Requests for zoning, planned unit development (PUD), and land division changes for Tulsa and unincorporated areas of Tulsa County are handled by the Land Development Services Division. The staff reviews zoning requests for compatibility with the Comprehensive Plan, the City of Tulsa Zoning Code, the Tulsa County Zoning Code, development guidelines, and physical characteristics of the surrounding area.
The staff makes recommendations to the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (TMAPC), a recommending board to the Tulsa City Council and Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners. After proper zoning is acquired, Land Development Services staff processes the platting of the tract in accordance with the subdivision regulations. These functions help ensure that the area develops according to approved guidelines.
The staff also processes requests for zoning variances and special exceptions for the City of Tulsa Board of Adjustment and Tulsa County Board of Adjustment.
Notice and opportunities for public input on pending cases is available through the website and during meetings of the TMAPC and Boards of Adjustment. Information on current cases and development guidelines is available on the TMAPC and Boards of Adjustment websites.
In addition, INCOG staffs the Planning Commission of Creek County. INCOG also provides technical support to various other Planning Commissions in the area.