Development Services consists of a variety of departments that are housed primarily in City Hall and serve the public through consistent interactions that primarily focus on development of subdivisions and buildings. Departments included in Development Services are: Buildings & Codes, Engineering, and Planning.
Under general policy direction from the City Administrator, the Building Official supervises and is responsible for the oversight of the City’s Building Inspection Department providing supervisory direction of assigned staff. Responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing building codes and incidental to zoning codes.
The Building Official oversees the Building and Dickinson Municipal Code Enforcement.
The work of Code Enforcement is to insure that building construction in Dickinson conforms with the Building Code adopted by the City. In addition, code enforcement personnel monitor and when necessary enforce the City’s property maintenance codes.
The City adopted the North Dakota State Building Code in 2003, which uses the International Building Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Residential Building Code, and the International Property Maintenance Code.
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Department Manager: Building Official
The Department of Engineering, under the direction of the City Engineer, is responsible for the City’s traffic control, GIS, CADD, contract documentation, contract administration, inspection of all City road and drainage improvements and other special projects. Projects are monitored for conformity with State and Federal regulations and professional engineering and surveying practices as set forth in the North Dakota Statutes. Improvement projects include those funded by State and Federal agencies.
Other services of the department include City infrastructure mapping, survey services to other City departments, liaison with local, state and federal agencies to coordinate, monitor and administer their projects within the City limits. Review and approval of private development projects, including subdivisions and parking lots, for surface water management and water quality compliance with City, State and Federal regulations. The department approves and issues concrete, excavation, driveway, and stormwater permits. The permits are for improvements or use of the City’s right-of-ways or other City properties. Engineering also reviews and recommends updates of City ordinances for compliance with new State and Federal regulations.
Floodplain Management Links:
North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN), Dickinson, ND Station
NOAA Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service – Heart River at Dickinson Dam
Manager: City Engineer
The Planning Department is responsible for shaping our City and for the properties situated outside the city limits, but within the City’s Extra-territorial Areas, while balancing the needs of development and the community at-large. It is the mission of the department to provide a responsive, accurate, and high quality public service department.
The Planning Department is responsible for the City’s full range of long-range and current planning, zoning, land use development, and subdivision planning. This involves working with the public, commissions and boards, including the City Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission. Additionally, a planner is assigned to Stark County to perform planning-related duties.
Manager: Planning Director