Community Development

Mission Statement

To guide the City of Daphne to a sustainable and prosperous future by promoting and managing proper growth  and development through the planning process. 


To provide high quality professional and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, City leaders and departments, citizens and the development community.


Community Development, also known as the “Planning Department,” is responsible for the administration of the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations of the City, also known as the Land Use & Development Ordinance (LUDO).  Our foremost duty is to promote the use of the comprehensive plan in the decision making process and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council concerning annexation, zoning, rezoning, subdivision development, vacation of easements or rights-of-way and other commercial and residential development proposals. Additional duties performed in Community Development include E-911 addressing, GIS database management and mapping, maintaining archival records and providing staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment, coordinating technical plan reviews and pre-construction conferences,  issuing site disturbance permits and zoning certifications. From Plans to Permits, FAQs about the Development Process in Daphne.


New Link to Zoning & Overlay Districts

We’re excited to offer a new geographic information system based (GIS) mapping tool for citizens seeking information about city limits, zoning districts and overlays.  The map is informational.  Please contact Community Development staff to obtain a copy of the Official Zoning Map or Official Street Map, to verify zoning classifications and for any other information regarding property within Daphne.

 A Reminder about Deadlines

We publish our annual meeting and application calendars in October to ensure that stakeholders are provided ample time to plan submittals within anticipated development timetable.   Deadlines are established to ensure that procedures are properly administered by the city.  Community Development is subject to deadlines just as applicants are.  We submit information to the newspaper to meet minimum requirements established by the Code of Alabama.  We submit information to the City Clerk to meet minimum requirements established by the City Council.



 See Government page for up-to-date information or contact  (251) 621-9000.



  • PLANNING COMMISSION APPS   01/22 and 02/22
  • BZA DEADLINE APPS    01/02 and 02/01


Popular Resources


More Important Reference Material

View  the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Subdivision Regulations, Official Maps, Boards/Commissions & Other Information (click here). 


Applications & Forms

BZA and Planning Commission applications, forms, sample documents, etc. are available. Click here to “View Applications & Forms” 


Recent Community Development Activity

Updated 01/02/18


BZA meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month only if an application has been submitted for review.  Meetings are held at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. 

No December meeting.


The Regular meeting scheduled for January 25th at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.   Site preview meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 17th at 8:30 am.

January 25th Agenda Items:

Final Plat review for French Settlement Subdivision, Phase 3 (17 residential lots)

Rezoning hearing for WPNVA, LLC., Jay-E, LLC, John White-Spunner and Chester J. Stephan to rezone a 5.8 acre property located at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Johnson Road from R-4, High Density Single and Multi-Family Residential to B-2, General Business.

Vacation of Easement petition for  Olde Towne Daphne Development, LLC.  located north of Baldwin Bone and Joint along the west side of Pollard Road.

December 21st Report:

Approved: South Branch Subdivision request for wetland buffer encroachment.

Unfavorable recommendation to City Council: Rezoning petition review for Jacob’s Well, LLC proposes to rezone property located behind Serda’s and Popeyes off of Highway 98 to a Planned Unit Development proposing a combination of attached and detached townhouses, live/work units, and commercial. Part of the site abuts Falkenberry Lane and is due east of Daphne Court.

Approved: Site Plan Review-Benchmark Office on Main Street across from Sherwood Ln.

Approved with sidewalk exemption: Site Plan Review-RH Industrial building on World Court and American Way.

Approved: Final Plat Review-Winged Foot Phase 1 Subdivision (79 residential lots, 2 commercial lots) between Well Road and County Road 64.

Approved: Preliminary Plat Reviews-Winged Foot Phase 2A, 2B, 3 located between Well Road and County Road 64. (Phase 2A–25 lots on 6.8 ac; Phase 2B–28 lots on 10.36 ac; and Phase 3–67 lots on 15 ac).


Projects Under Construction

Hughes Funeral Home; Stratas 181; Rich’s Carwash on Hwy 98; Belrose Office; Auto Zone on Wilson Ave.;  MRI building at Baldwin Bone & Joint; Daphne Shoe Boutique; Auto Injury Solutions Parking Lot Expansion on Merritt Blvd,  Malbis Station Phase II, M&M Bank (KFC site); Buckley Dental on Timber Circle.

Recently Completed Projects

Macedonia Church recreation expansion; Take 5 Oil Change on Bayfront Dr.; Winged Foot Subdivision on County Road 64; Sunrise Marine minor improvements.


City Council Actions Related to Planning & Zoning

Approved December 4, 2017: Resolution 2017-55, Official Street Map.




Adrienne D. Jones- Director

Brennan Walters-Planner

 Jan Vallecillo - Planning Coordinator

Patricia  Johnson - Addressing/Administrative Secretary                    


Contact Information

Phone: 251.621.3184 / Fax: 251.621.3185 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400 Daphne, AL 36526 Physical Address: 1705 Main Street Daphne, AL 36526 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Additional Information

  Public Records Research  Requests Form

  last update: 01/02/18