This paper examines the problems and prospects of development control in Adamawa State. It looks at the concept, purpose and provisions in the planning law. The problems experienced by Adamawa State in her effort to enforce development control are identified. These includes lack of manpower and technical services, inadequate equipment and vehicles for monitoring development and compliance, daunting lack of land acquisition and certification of occupancy, non-adherence of developers to guidelines, the influence of culture and traditions, the problem of enforcement, politics and planning phenomenon etc. Guidelines were given on how to minimize these problems. It is hoped that when these guidelines are adopted, development control will play a vital role in the overall orderly development of the state.