BUILDS Department (Community Development)

The Community Development Department is made up of six full-time employees, including the Community Development Director, Administrative Assistant, Principal Planner, Senior Planner, Building Official and the Code Compliance Official. Our office is located at 204 North Main Street.

Department Goals

The goal of the department is to serve the citizens of Republic through pursuance, guidance and assistance in the development of the City. This is accomplished through marketing and strategic planning accompanied by oversight and enforcement of the City's Building Codes, Zoning Codes and Subdivision Regulations.

The department has marketing material that is updated every year and is provided to prospective developers considering bringing a new business or constructing new housing in the City. The City Council made it a high priority to improve the quality of life in the City by adding a Code Compliance Official to handle nuisance related issues.


In order to guide the significant growth and changes that are occurring in the community, the Community Development Department has been proactive with respect to transportation planning, corridor development planning, land use Community site planning. The department has also conducted several Visioning Meetings to allow the public to get involved in planning the future of the Community. Along with planning, the Community Development Department has made significant improvements to existing ordinances and processes to streamline the development process.