Planning and Zoning

Development in the city limits of Seneca, and within a 2-mile radius, is guided by the Seneca Zoning Ordinance to ensure orderly growth and development.  Administering this process takes a group of dedicated citizens who volunteer their time to benefit the City of Seneca and its residents.

2017 Base Map      2017 Zoning Map      Extra Territorial Jurisdiction Map

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets regularly to review applications for rezoning of properties, review preliminary plats, approve final plats and ultimately make recommendations to the City Council in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.  Currently serving as Council approved Planning Commissioners are:

      Bruce Stanley         Steve Brinker

      Galen Niehues        Clete Kramer

      Michael Ulmer       Richard Miller

      Jim Reitz 


 Development Administrator

Matt Rehder, Seneca’s City Administrator, also serves as the Development Administrator.  As Development Administrator, Matt issues building, demolition and sign permits as well as administration duties pertaining to Seneca’s Zoning Ordinance.

Matt can be reached by calling City Hall at (785) 336-2747.