Community Development

The City’s Community Development Department implements the community’s vision through City planning, and economic development. Jeff Niten is the Community Development Director and has been a land use planner for 18 years.

Development Updates

Development updates include planning projects, public notices, and monthly development activity reports.


Building and Permitting Services

The building and permitting services are a division of Community Development. Here you will find information on permit requirements, process and timelines, fees, building codes and inspections, and utility connections.


Building Division

The Building Division serves Ridgefield’s residents and business community by ensuring that all buildings in the City are safe. We do this by reviewing preliminary drawings for code compliance and verifying quality of work during construction.


Economic Development

Economic Development is a vital service that helps enhance our community today and help preserve Ridgefield for the future generations. Our goal is to help maintain Ridgefield’s small town feel while improving the community’s livability and prosperity.


City Planning

Our Planning Team works with the community to develop and implement plans and programs to guide future physical and economic development in Ridgefield. The goal of long-range planning is to balance long-term economic, environmental, and livability of the community to be consistent with the state law.