Planning, Building & Zoning

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The Planning, Building and Zoning Department (PBZ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the County’s ordinances regulating the development of land in the unincorporated areas of the County and the incorporated villages of Millbrook and Plattville. Overall responsibilities include issuing building permits, responding to complaints involving violations of the county’s development regulations, as well as the development and maintenance of the County’s Land Resource Management Plan (LRMP). PBZ staff also provides support to the County Board and related committees and commissions in reviewing and providing the County Board with recommendations on zoning and subdivision applications, updates to existing development regulations and revisions to the County’s Land Resource Management Plan.

The various functions of the department are divided between the Building Division and Planning and Zoning Division. For an overview of the responsibilities of each division and related ordinances click on the appropriate headings to the left.