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 2019/2020
Number of subdivisions: 42
Number of code enforcement case loads: 30
Number of code enforcement investigations: 30
Number of Floodplain Development Permits: 0
Number of Watershed Reviews: 0
Number of HID Permits: 0
Updated 8/8/19

GOALSPROGRESS
1) To provide coordination of housing development, Planning will continue to report growth to ABSS each quarterIn Progress
2) To effectively plan for the future, the Planning Dept. will work with municipalities in order to monitor and support growth within the county by hosting quarterly meetings with leaders from other jurisdictions. In Progress
3) To continue communication and collaboration, Planning will coordinate with municipalities to offer a joint GIS/Planning Retreat for the CountyIn Progress
4) To incorporate efficiency practices with County Departments, Planning will coordinate a meeting with Planning, Inspections, Environmental Health, Fire Marshal, IT, and GIS to evaluate the use of Central Permitting and provide recommendations for improvement or changesIn Progress
5) To increase effective communication regarding county ordinances, Planning will complete the Unified Development Ordinance with a final submission to the Planning Board in December and will begin to implement the UDOIn Progress
6) To continue working towards the completion of the Land Use Plan, Planning will manage and report the Land Use Planning process and progress to the Planning Board monthly and to the Board of Commissioners quarterlyIn Progress