Planning & Zoning

The Planning Department is responsible for the following core programs: 
 
* Administration and enforcement of the County’s Zoning, Subdivision, and Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinances. 
* Approval of plats and commercial site plans. 
* Issuance of zoning approval on building permits and business licenses. 
* Oversight of the County’s planning process via implementation and administration of the Comprehensive Plan. 
* Research and provide technical advisement on land use matters for the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. 
* Serves as a clearinghouse for public information pertaining to land use and development in the County. 
* Manages the County’s structure addressing system. 
* Represents the County on regional planning organizations.
The Zoning Department is responsible for Ordinance Enforcement
  • Appeals of Zoning Administrator/Community Development Director decisions
  • Business license compliance
  • Conditional use permit compliance
  • Dog kennels
  • Illegal dumping
  • Illegal signs
  • Junk cars
  • Ordinance Variance Requests
  • Setback compliance for new buildings (e.g., outbuildings)
  • Site plan compliance