Planning and Zoning does work with citizens and community leaders to build consensus on how the County should develop in both the short term and long term. This is accomplished by endeavouring to keep the Master Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations up-to-date.
Planners within the department work on these long and medium-range projects while also coordinating land development review activities with various county departments as part of the Development Review Team.
The Division also administers the County’s Short-term Rental Program, Code Enforcement, Water Quality Management and makes development recommendations to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Board of County Commissioners. Planners work closely with other departments including Economic Development, the Housing Authority, Public Health, County Attorney as well as Road and Bridge to name a few.