About the Commission

The Planning Commission has a variety of responsibilities that include mapping of the county, the review of land development and subdivisions, and the orderly development of land. The commission also maintains extensive population and demographic data for the county and provides comprehensive information to potential developers and the general public.
The Planning Commission conducts and prepares numerous studies regarding environmental, economic, and general issues that impact county development and natural resources of the county. The commission also coordinates the development and preparation of various public affairs, information, and educational programs concerning county government. The Bridge Department, Department of Parks and Recreation, and flood control projects all fall under the Planning Commission's jurisdiction.

Helpful Links

Elected Officials Information:

- Federal Directory

- State Information Page

Planning Commission Publications:

- 2017 Municipal Directory

- 2016 County Profile (Large File)

- 2015 Recycling Facilities Directory

Planning Commission News

2017 Monthly Electronics Recycling Information

Washington County is pleased to announce the 2017 Monthly Electronics Collection Schedule. All collections will be held from 2:30 to 5:00 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Please see the below flyer for dates and more information.

2017 Monthly Electronics Collection Flyer

Washington County will also be implementing a Severe Weather Protocol for all 2017 monthly events, where the monthly event will be cancelled in the case of extreme weather (i.e. thunderstorms and snowstorms) or if the temperature is at or below 25 to 30 degrees. In the case of a cancellation, there will be no reschedule date for the cancelled event; the next month collection will be the next date. This is to ensure volunteer and worker safety at the event.

We will post all cancellation information on the Washington County Planning Commission website ( on the day of the event, or you can call the newly created Monthly Collection Event Hotline (724-250-4839) after 9:30 on the day of the event for information on that day's event. We ask that every participant check either the County website or the Hotline on the day of the event for program verification. Thank you.

Washington County Parcel Viewer Now Online!

Washington County Tax Assessment Office has created a County Parcel Viewer available to the public for simple property searches. Please click here to access the Tax Assessment website.

Subdivision & Land Development Guidelines Available

Washington County Planning has developed an unofficial guidelines document. This document is to help anyone who is subdividing or thinking about subdividing to get a basic understanding of the steps involved with the subdivision process. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact your municipality for additional information and procedures unique to your municipality.