Planning Commission

The Planning Commission was created by Ordinance 956 on September 12, 1949 and since has been amended by Ordinance 3872, 4544, 4892 and 5023. The Planning Commission operates under the guidelines of both state statutes and Chapter 33, Article VII of the City of Fayetteville Code of Ordinances.

The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, all annexations, and conditional uses. The Commission also makes recommendations concerning amendments or changes to the Master Street Plan, General Land Use Plan, or other comprehensive planning elements. It also exercises final approval jurisdiction over subdivision plans and large scale development plans as well as conditional use permit applications.

Meeting Agendas and Videos


Staggered, three-year terms, ending March 31.

Membership Structure

The commission shall be composed of nine members. All members shall be citizens of Fayetteville, and at least two-thirds of whom shall not hold any other municipal office or appointment.

No two members of the Commission shall be related by blood or marriage in the third degree, nor shall any two Commissioners have direct financial involvement.

All Commissioners must disclose, annually, all real estate holdings in Fayetteville and the Fayetteville planning area, and any business or financial interest which could affect, or be affected by decisions of the Commission. All Commissioners shall have a demonstrated interest, experience, or expertise in land use planning.


Vacancies are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.