Planning & Zoning

Mission Statement:

The City of Arab has a mission to serve the citizens of Arab by ensuring effective administration of codes and regulations related to good planning and zoning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administration and enforcement of zoning codes
  • Process applications for subdivision approvals by Planning Commission
  • Provide staff support for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment

Planning Commision:

  • Makes rezoning recommendations to the City Council
  • Gives final approval of new subdivisions
  • Approves & revises elements of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Makes zoning code revision recommendations to the City Council.

To petition to be rezoned, applicant must complete the following:

  • Contact Planning staff to verify property eligibility for rezoning. 
  • Pay rezoning process fee.
  • Provide copy of a recorded property deed to verify ownership.
  • Provide written statement explaining reason for rezone.
  • Submit Rezoning Application with original & notarized signatures. 
  • Provide photos of any structures on the site that may be needed.

Planning & Zoning Department
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Kim Johnson
Planning Services Assistant

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday

Arab City Hall

740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Monday - Friday


Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.