The Town Planning department is a part of the Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Rajasthan with Chief Town Planner as the Head of the Department and having its jurisdiction covering the whole of the State of Rajasthan.

The objective of the Department is to guide physical development of towns through preparation of Regional plans, master plans, sector plans, schemes/projects along with providing technical advice to various government departments, local bodies and other government agencies. This department helps in giving technical approvals, policies, regulations, etc. in matters related to land development to various government departments.

It also assists National Capital Region Planning Board in preparation of its Regional Plan and implementation of its policies to give a balanced and harmonious development of the region. For this purpose it prepares Sub-Regional Plan of the Rajasthan Sub-Region, besides the functions already mentioned above.