Community Development / Planning & Zoning


Community Development, Building Inspections and Engineering operate under the leadership of the Executive Director of City Development, Troy R. Strunk, PLA. City Development works to improve the quality of life for the current and future residents of Daphne by providing services to shape and create viable and resilient residential, commercial and other uses. 


The Mission of the Community Development Department is to guide the City of Daphne to a sustainable and prosperous future by promoting and managing proper growth and development through the planning process.

Responsibilities & Services

The Community Development Department strives 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 of the City of Daphne.

Community Development, also known as the Planning Department, is responsible for:

Comprehensive Plan

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
  • Commercial and residential development proposals
  • Rezoning
  • Subdivision and land development
  • Vacation of easements or rights-of-way
  • Zoning

We also serve as the technical staff for the Board of Zoning Adjustment and assist with the following requests:

  • Variance
  • Special Exception
  • Administrative Appeals


 Notes: The PC application deadline is at noon on 02/28/24;                                                    All requests submitted after January 22, 2024, shall be in accord with                                   the newly adopted Land Use and Development Ordinance, and,                     USPS certified mail cost has increased to $7.36                                                                                                                                                                       RESOURCES