Planning Division

Mission

The City of Dixon's planning services are administered by a two-member team of planners. The Planning Division has primary responsibility for activities including:

  • Activities related to city sphere of influence and annexations
  • Coordination and support for the Planning Commission
  • Development, coordination, and review of the city's General Plan
  • Environmental review for various projects
  • Review and issuance of special use permits and sign permits
  • Review of plans for consistency with city zoning ordinance and development standards

Another essential function for the division is to provide the public with information and guidance concerning development, General Plan policies, zoning district regulations, permit procedures, floodplain boundaries, planning statistics, property information, growth trends, and other information relevant to land use and the orderly development of the community.

General Plan Update

The General Plan update was completed in May 2021. The new General Plan (General Plan 2040) can be found on the General Plan page. The General Plan update changed some land use designations and policies that result in inconsistencies with the zoning. The City is embarking on a process to perform a Comprehensive Update to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. It is anticipated to start in Fall 2021 and be completed by mid 2023. Please check with a planner to ensure that any new development proposal is consistent with the General Plan land use designation.     

Find additional information about the General Plan 2040

Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Comes to Dixon

The HERO program provides financing to homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill. Find additional information about the HERO program.