Parking Commission

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Parking Commission

The Parking Commission's mission is to "manage, provide, promote and maintain safe, convenient, accessible, attractive and reasonably priced parking facilities that will meet the need of downtown businesses, employers, residents, and visitors". This commission was created in 1999 by the Fargo City Commission after completion of the Downtown Fargo Parking Study.

NDCC 40-48-03 provides for creation of a Planning Commission and allows for not more than 10 members appointed by the Mayor. It mandates appointment of three rural members in cities having a population of 25,000 or more, with these rural members appointed by the County Commission. It also states that the executive officer, the engineer and the attorney of the City shall be ex-officio members of the Commission.

North Dakota Century Code 40-47-06 states that if a city has a Planning Commission it may be appointed as the Zoning Commission.

A note in an old Ordinance book indicated that in 1964 the Zoning Commission was separated from the Planning Commission and a new and separate Zoning Commission was created by Resolution of the City Commission. Prior to that they were one group.

Chapter 20 is now included in the Land Development Code dated
February 1, 1998 and Amendments Thereto Dated February 17, 1998.

On August 27, 1974 Ordinances were adopted again combining the two Boards into the Planning Commission. (Section 20-0201 of the Fargo Municipal Code)

Meeting Schedule & Location

Commission members meet on the last Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the City Commission Room, City Hall, 200 3rd Street North.

Meetings are broadcast live on cable channel TV Fargo 56 and can be seen live by video stream on They are rebroadcast each Wednesday at 8 p.m., Friday at 9 a.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m.

People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the Planning and Development Department or call us at 701.241.1474 or TDD at 701.241.8258. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.