Planning & Zoning


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Levi Roberts-City Planner

Nibley City's Planning Department is responsible for short-range planning, long-range planning, code development, code enforcement, building inspections and plan reviews, and assisting Nibley City residents and other organizations with any land use questions or plans.

Nibley Transfer of Development Rights Program

Nibley City recently adopted a transfer of development rights ordinance to allow for more opportunities to preserve valuable open space. The ordinance was adopted as NCC 19.48. The ordinance includes the adoption of a Nibley City TDR Overlay Zoning Map. Learn more about this here

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Mission: Our mission is to make life better for Nibley City residents

Vision: We envision a community where residents, businesses, and government work together to develop the City in harmony with its natural environment, historical surroundings, and in accordance with the General Plan.

Values: We value fiscally sound municipal services and a safe attractive, creative, and viable community.

NIbley City General Plan

Nibley City Zoning Map

Nibley City TDR Overlay Zoning Map

Zoning on each parcel may change through approval by the City Council. A development may apply for a Cluster Subdivision, Open Space Subdivision or R-PUD overlay which allows for smaller lot sizes and/or increased density of the underlying zone.

Planning Commission

Planning Commission meetings are normally held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. The meeting schedule may be found at the link below. All applications must be in compliance with Nibley City Code and are subject to Staff-level review to ensure conformance prior to being placed on the Planning Commission agenda.

Planning Commission Schedule

Planning Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Commission Members


Garrett Mansell, Chair             Serving through 2027

Bret Swenson,  Vice Chair      Serving through 2023

Tyler Obray                              Serving through 2026

Karina Brown                          Serving through 2024

Matt Logan                              Serving through 2025

Clair Schenk, Alternate           Serving through 2027


Nibley City Master Plans

Nibley City adopted the latest General Plan in 2016 and has adopted several Master Plans, found at the following link: Nibley City General Plan and Master Plans

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Nibley City Code and Standards

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Nibley City Ordinances

Nibley City Engineering Design Standards (Updated May 12, 2022)

Cache Valley Stormwater Design Standards

Nibley City Design Standards for Commercial and Institutional Uses

Nibley City Resolutions

Building and Impact Fees

Nibley City building permits and impact fee information can be found here.

What are impact fees?

Impact fees are one-time charges imposed by local governments to mitigate the impact new development has on local infrastructure.  Residential and business growth requires the City to expand or enlarge our public facilities to maintain the level and quality of service we provide through our water, sewer, parks and road systems.  New growth pays for that expansion and enlargement so that all residents can benefit from our facilities and services. 

When does Nibley City charge impact fees?

Nibley City charges impact fees upon issuance of a building permit for new residential, commercial or industrial construction.  Impact fees are not charged for remodels, accessory buildings or additions, unless the addition is large enough to necessitate changing the size of the water meter.

Where can I find more information about impact fees?

The Property Rights Ombudsman for the State of Utah is an excellent resource for understanding impact fees.  Information can be found at:

Forms and Applications

Any applications not submitted via our online system on Civic Review may be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by delivering to Nibley City Offices at 455 W 3200 S, Nibley UT, 84321. Applicable fees may be paid in person or by calling 435-752-0431 if not paid online via Civic Review.


Building Permit ApplicationUse this form for all building permit applications

Accessory Building- Zoning Clearance: Needed for accessory buildings prior to obtaining a building permit

Accessory Dwelling Unit Zoning Clearance: Needed for ADUs prior to obtaining a building permit

Annexation Petition

Appeal of a Land Use Decision

Business License: Commercial Application

Business License: Home Occupation Application

Fence Permit

Rezone Application

Rezone: R-PUD Overlay Zone Application

Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit: This application is required when doing any work within a Nibley City Right-of-Way

Subdivision/Site Plan: Concept Review

Subdivision: Preliminary Plat Application

Subdivision: Final Plat Application

Subdivision: Minor Subdivision Application

Swale Modification Application

Temporary Business License Application

Variance Request


Mission Statement

The mission of Nibley City is to make life better for its citizens by fostering community cooperation so residents, businesses, and government work together to develop the City in harmony with its natural environment, historical surroundings, and in accordance with the values and vision of the community as set forth in the General Plan. The City will provide fiscally sound municipal services for a safe, attractive, creative, and viable community.

Fraud Hotline

Complainants may call the Utah Public Assistance Fraud hotline at 801-538-9777

Email: [email protected]

Hotline Reporting Form:  


Nibley City offices at 435-752-0431 for more information.


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Contact - Levi Roberts

City Planner


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