planning

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.
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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:



- 2022 Municipal Directory

- 2022 County Profile (Large File)

- 2022 Recycling Facilities Directory

Topics of Interest:

- SPC Water Resource Center

- FEMA Map Center

- Washington County Agricultural Fair Home Page Link

- Washington County Chamber of Commerce Home Page Link

- Washington County Chamber of Commerce Demographics Page Link

Planning Commission News

- Washington County has created a VIRTUAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE for additional comment from the public.  The virtual open house presents the same topics and questions that are asked at the in-person open houses.  Please follow the below link for the Open House Story Map:

Washington County Comprehensive Plan Virtual Open House

- Washington County is continuing work on the County  Comprehensive Plan Update.  There will be two (2) public meetings held in June to gather public feedback regarding the plan and its components.  Here are the dates, times and locations for each meeting:

June 7, 2022
Avella Fire Department Social Hall
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

June 29, 2022
Washington County Fairgrounds
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please contact the Washington County Planning Commission for additional information. We hope to see you there!

- Washington County has created a Comprehensive Plan Update HUB page!  You can visit the page for information on where we are in the update process, as well as complete the public survey that will help guide the development of the plan!  Please visit the HUB site for more information, and please contact the Planning Office with any questions:

Washington County Comprehensive Plan HUB Page

- THE JVS ELECTRONIC COLLECTION FACILITY has released its 2022 schedule.  Please click on the following link for more information:

Washington County/JVS Environmental 2022 Electronics Collection Schedule


- 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.