Planning & Zoning


The Planning and Zoning Division of the PBZ Department is responsible for the processing of zoning and subdivision applications, implementation and maintenance of the County’s Land Resource Management Plan and coordination with the Building Division in the issuance of building permits and administration and enforcement of the County’s Development Regulations. Staff is also responsible for the issuance of site development permits and the registration of available Agricultural Allocations for single family building permits for Agriculturally Zoned parcels meeting certain acreage requirements. The Planning Division also provides staff support to four different boards and commissions responsible for providing recommendations to the County Board in the review and evaluation of zoning and subdivision applications. The Planning Division also attends and works with planning groups like watershed and drainage district groups by providing assistance and comments.

Access to the ordinances, plans and applications the Planning and Zoning Division are responsible for implementing are available through the links provided below:

Due to the upcoming holiday season, the next deadline for the application of text amendments, map amendments (rezonings), residential planned developments, special use permits, and major amendments to special use permits shall be the close of business on November 20, 2018 (NOT October 23, 2018). The next deadline for the application of variances shall be the close of business on November 16, 2018 (NOT November 2, 2018). The application deadlines lines listed in the applications for other plats, preliminary plats, and site plans shall remain the same as listed in the following applications. Please contact the Planning, Building and Zoning Department for publication deadlines and meeting dates of zoning related advisory boards.

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