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On the City Public GIS Viewer:
Select the Tools tab and select Find Address. Type in the address you want to locate, then select search. Select one of the results listed to the left pane or zoom into property. This takes you directly to the property aerial.
Turn on zoning layer
Towards the bottom left, select Layers tab. Find the Zoning layer group, expand the layer by selecting the plus sign. Check the Zoning box to turn on the zoning layers. Adjust the layer's scroll bar to change the transparency if needed.
Identify Zoning Type
Select Identify tab, select Point to highlight the button then on the map select the property. In the results listed, select the zoning.
Applicants (property owners) apply for a zoning case with the Planning Department. In some cases, applicants hire an agent to work on their case for them.
Planning Department staff review the case, and prepare a staff report/recommendation that is presented to the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations on planning cases to the governing bodies. For certain case types, the Planning Commission makes the final determination on the case.
The governing bodies (City Council or County Commission) review and make final determinations on planning cases.
The Planning Department is made up of city and county staff. The Planning Department is a joint City and County Planning Department that works with citizens and community leaders to identify and plan for the preferred future of Wichita and unincorporated Sedgwick County; and works to help achieve that future. The Planning Department's role for implementation is largely accomplished through the coordination of a variety of land planning functions including zoning and subdivision. The Planning Department supports the Planning Commission.
The Planning Department is comprised of four divisions - Current Plans, Advanced Plans, Zoning Enforcement and Administration. You can find more information about the Planning Department in the Wichita and Sedgwick County budgets.
Legal descriptions of owned property can be found on county tax documentation from the Sedgwick County Appraiser’s Office or at Property Taxes and Appraisals.