The Planning Department advises citizens, applicants, local boards and committees regarding current and future land use planning issues. Our efforts include the administration of land development ordinances; transportation, recreational and environmental planning. The County Commissioners recently adopted a new Comprehensive Plan, replacing one written in 1993. The new plan outlines growth management strategies addressing land use, transportation, economic development, environmental assets, recreation and cultural resources based upon comments and concerns received during a series of community meetings. These guiding principles should assist in land use decisions for the next ten to fifteen years. Click here to review a copy of the plan. Please utilize the links below to access information on the County’s land use ordinances, the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as application forms for board review. We hope that you find the information you are seeking, if not, please contact us.