Planning & Zoning Board

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

This is a nine member board composed of six citizen members appointed by the mayor; the mayor or his designee; a council member appointed by the council; and an administrative official appointed by the mayor. Members serve six year terms with the exception of elected officials who serve until the expiration of their elected term and the administrative person appointed by the mayor. Telephone calls and mail on Planning and Zoning matters should be directed to City Clerk Lynn Porter- P. O. Box 159, Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-7478.

The powers and duties of the Planning and Zoning Board are set out by state law and by local ordinance, rule, regulation or policy. This Board is responsible for the compilation and adoption of the city’s Comprehensive Plan (Master Plan) and its Subdivision Regulations. The Board is also instrumental in the development of the city’s Zoning Ordinance, and is periodically called upon by the City to assist in compiling ordinances pertaining to zoning or land development matters

The Planning and Zoning Board makes recommendations to the City Council on all zoning matters and on annexation. The Planning and Zoning Board approves or disapproves subdivisions or other divisions of property in accordance with established regulations.

Many issues before this board require public notice prior to the hearing. The cut-off date for submitting items for the agenda are as follows. Submittal requirements are not met until all required documentation and fees are received.

Zoning Change– Minimum twenty-one (21) days in advance of the meeting date.

Subdivision – Minimum ten (10) days in advance of the meeting date.

Annexation – Minimum ten (10) days in advance of the meeting date.

Other matters – Matters not requiring public notice must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the second Monday , for inclusion in the agenda packet distributed to each Board member at the workshop on that evening at 7:00 p.m.  These workshops are a tool to assist the Board in becoming familiar with agenda items and information. While these meetings are open to the public, the workshop is not a venue for public discussion of agenda items. Persons who have submitted documents and have an item pending on the agenda may make a brief informational statement (not to exceed five minutes) outlining the request. No action is taken and no decisions are made at the Workshop meeting.


Sign Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance

Landscape and Tree Ordinance


Trussville Comprehensive Plan

Trussville Street Plan


Subdivision Regulations


Subdivision Application

Zoning Change Application

Conditional Use Application




Jane Bailey (Mayor’s Rep), ChairmanOct. 31st 2020
Jesse LincolnJune 11th, 2019
Bill LoweryJune 11th, 2020
VacantJune 11th, 2023
Ralph RobsonJune 11th, 2021
Darrell SkipperJune 11th, 2022
Ryan DawkinsJune 11th, 2024
Jef Freeman, CouncilmanOct.31st, 2020
Lynn Porter, City ClerkOct. 31st, 2020