Planning Commission


Required / Purpose: The Planning Commission is charged with developing and adopting the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Opelika. Its broad responsibility is to plan for the orderly physical development of the City. The Commission is responsible for the implementation of subdivision regulations, including the review and approval of new subdivisions. It also conducts public hearings concerning rezoning proposals and makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the same.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

See the most recent Planning Commission Agenda.

See the list of all Planning Commission Agendas. (prior to October 1, 2021)

New Sign Ordinance 11.18.2021 (PDF)

Proposed Text Amendment for Zoning Ordinance Meeting 9.28.2021 (PDF)

April 28, 2020 - Planning Commission Meeting Summary


  • Length of Term:  6-year terms.

The Planning Commission consists of nine members: the mayor, one administrative official selected by the mayor, a member of the City Council (ex officio), and six persons who are appointed by the mayor. Current members are as follows:

Planning Commission Members

About the Commission

The City of Opelika Planning Commission hears rezoning, preliminary and final subdivisions, conditional uses, annexations and vacation requests. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council concerning rezoning, Zoning Ordinance amendments, annexations and vacations. The Commission also serves as an advisory committee to the City Council on development concerns.

For more information about the Planning Commission or to submit an application, contact the Planning Department at 334-705-5156.