The Planning Services Division provides guidance and support to all residents of Norman. The Division provides staff support to the City Council, with primary staff responsibility to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Reapportionment Commission. General and specific guidance is provided to those interested in zoning and development throughout the community; and review of all commercial, industrial, multi-family building and sign permits for consistency with policies and adopted ordinances.

The City of Norman Zoning Ordinance, adopted July 13, 1954, as revised and amended, governs the land use and development of land in Norman, Oklahoma. The Zoning Ordinance is a tool that allows the citizens of Norman, through the Planning Commission and City Council, to determine how best to develop and use land in Norman.