The mission of Development Services is the progressive development of the commercial, industrial and residential areas of the city, thereby ensuring the planned orderly development of the city.

Development Services formulates, supervises, and administers the community planning program, guided by the City of Marshfield’s Comprehensive Plan. The community planning program includes short and long-range planning, land use regulations, annexations, and transportation system plans.

In addition to administering the planning program, the Department works closely with the local business community, local utilities, governmental agencies, and other groups in connection with economic development activities.

Economic Development
The Economic Development Division aims to develop a thriving local economy that will support business growth, employment opportunities, high quality of life, and environmental sustainability for the community.

Permits and Inspections
Inspectors at the City of Marshfield conduct inspections of newly constructed and existing buildings and their component plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems to insure minimum standards to safeguard life, health and public welfare.

The City's Planning Division provides short and long-range planning with economic development projects related to the comprehensive plan, boundary agreements, business/Industrial Park Development and various special projects.


Zoning is a method of planning in the city that divides land into areas called zones, each of which has a set of regulations for new development that differs from other zones.