Mission Statement

To provide community resource information services relating to the orderly development of the community, to promote safety and public order, protect the the public health and general welfare of the citizens of the community and to stimulate systematic development of transportation, public utilities, school, and other public facilities through implementation of Council and Administration planning, zoning, historic preservation and City land management policies.

The Community Development Department is responsible for various work products including long and short range planning, special area plans, floodplain administration and permitting, development and business license reviews, special use permits and variances, zoning administration and enforcement and historical preservation. Community Development Staff support and assist the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission.


Floodplain Development & Management