The Planning Department oversees land development, code enforcement, historic property issues, and community development activities in the unincorporated portions of the County. This Department also provides assistance for various grant programs and special projects as needed, and works closely with many other county and municipal departments to ensure compliance with regulations and ordinances applicable in our jurisdiction.

Workload Measures 2018/2019
Number of subdivisions: 62
Number of code enforcement case loads: 14
Number of code enforcement investigations: 14
Number of Floodplain Development Permits: 1
Number of Watershed Reviews: 1
Number of HID Permits: 0
Updated 1/4/19

To provide coordination of housing development, Planning will continue to report growth to ABSSIn Progress
To increase ordinance visibility, the Planning Dept. will research and provide recommendations and a plan for implementing County ordinances into MunicodeIn Progress
To effectively plan for the future, the Planning Dept. will work with municipalities in order to monitor and support growth within the countyIn Progress
To continue communication and collaboration, Planning will coordinate with municipalities to offer a joint GIS/Planning Retreat for the CountyIn Progress
To incorporate efficiency practices with County Departments, Planning will coordinate a meeting to evaluate the use of Central Permitting between Planning, Inspections, Environmental Health, Fire Marshal, MIS, and GIS In Progress
To increase effective communication regarding county ordinances, Planning will complete the Unified Development OrdinanceIn Progress