Community Development

The Community Development Department's purpose is to help Bethany attain optimum physical and economic potential. We hope to accomplish this by providing a comprehensive service of planning, economic development facilitation, design engineering of public improvements and construction oversight of all aspects of public and private development. 

Development services consist of long-range planning, capital improvements planning and implementation, site plan and building review, building inspection, zoning and building code administration and compliance, licensing administration, design and engineering of all public improvements, public nuisance abatement and economic development services. 

Code Enforcement
Trees and bushes can sometimes block sidewalks and extend over streets if they are not regularly trimmed and cut back.

 Property owners or occupants are required by city ordinance to trim back vegetation so that it does not obstruct the safe travel of pedestrians or motor vehicles. Trees that overhang the street must be trimmed up to a minimum of 12 feet above the street. Trees and other vegetation must be trimmed up to a minimum of 8 feet above a public sidewalk. 

 Below are some examples of trees which are not in compliance with city ordinance. 

 Please help us keep our city and neighborhoods safe, and your property up to code by properly trimming your trees and other vegetation. If you have questions, please call Code Enforcement at 603-3498.

We are here to assist you with the following:

  • Building Inspections
  • Cemetery Deeds
  • Code Enforcement
  • Contractor Licenses
  • Permits
  • Rezoning and Subdivisions
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