Planning 101

This page provides documents to help citizens familiarize themselves with common functions of Planning, Zoning, and Development in the City of Joplin. Among these are public hearings, rezoning requests, variances, and special use permits, among others. Often times, the processes for these functions are intimidating both for applicants and those curious about a case in their neighborhood. These documents break down the processes and procedures into one- or two-page summaries to bring clarity to an oftentimes unfamiliar aspect of municipal government.