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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Code and Standards
Nibley City Engineering Design Standards (Updated May 12, 2022)
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: http://propertyrights.utah.gov/impact-fees/
Forms and Applications
Building Permit Application: Use 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
Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit: This application is required when doing any work within a Nibley City Right-of-Way