Helping Achieve a Better Future

The mission of the Planning and Building Department is to serve the County and its communities by preparing, administering, and enforcing land use plans and development regulations that protect public health and safety, preserve agricultural and environmental resources, address housing and transportation needs, and create healthy and prosperous communities.

To achieve our mission, the Department is organized into three Sections:

  1. Long Range Planning - prepares and updates land use plans and studies, ensures zoning ordinance compliance through code enforcement, develops and manages the Geographic Information System for the Department, and prepares land use planning maps.
  2. Current Planning - conducts project reviews and environmental impact analyses.
  3. Building Permits and Inspections - protects life and property by issuing building permits and conducting inspections.

These functions, taken together, protect our communities, conserve our natural resources, and enhance our quality of life.