Development Services Director
516 E. Grand Ave.
Ph: (580) 767-0383
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Development Services arm of City government provides a unified framework for a number of departments that must work in close coordination with each other. Standards for the development or use of properties within the City limits, both public and private, are defined by numerous Federal, State and local ordinances and statutes. The staff members of the various divisions of Development Services have the necessary expertise to interpret and apply those standards so that the requirements and goals of the City’s Master Plan are met, and to see that those requirements are fair and consistent. These employees work hand-in-hand with other City departments and civic organizations, in the common interest of insuring that growth, development, and property use within the City of Ponca City and the surrounding areas continue according to the intended standards.
City departments or areas that fall under the Development Services umbrella include Planning, Engineering, Stormwater Drainage-Floodplain, Traffic Engineering, Code Enforcement and Grants Administration. Each division has its own critical role to play in the overall development picture. A project or action initiated by one of these agencies can have implications that require the involvement of any, perhaps even all, of the others.
An advantage to combining the skills of all these employees comes in the area of customer friendliness. Would-be developers or builders are able to access most of the information they require through a single point of contact within the Department. This saves time, effort and the potential frustration of having to wade through a multitude of various separate government offices. The goal of Development Services is, among other things, to make such endeavors as simple and painless as possible.