Moorhead is an urban city located within the larger Fargo-Moorhead (FM) metropolitan area. It is the goal of the Planning and Neighborhood Services Department to position Moorhead as the community of choice in the FM metro area. Attention to factors which affect Moorhead’s competitiveness across residential, commercial, and industrial market segments guides the department's programs and services. An individual or business choice to select or stay in Moorhead not only grows the community, it supports strong property values, jobs, and the ability to offer and maintain the amenities and services our residents and businesses value.

Planning and Neighborhood Services includes the following service areas: