The Planning Department is dedicated to successfully achieving the vision for the county established in the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning and Zoning Department prides itself on providing excellent customer service while educating citizens and developers on land use and development regulations, policies, and procedures. The department reviews development proposals for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, and Design Standards Manual. 


The department is responsible for:

  • The development of plans and ordinances addressing land use
  • Environmental protection
  • Historic Preservation
  • Housing
  • Public facilities
  • Transportation
  • Zoning code enforcement

Planning and Zoning staff members provide guidance to the Board of Supervisors and several appointed commissions and committees in order to accomplish these duties.