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:



- 2018 Municipal Directory

- 2018 County Profile (Large File)

- 2019 Recycling Facilities Directory


Topics of Interest:

- SPC Water Resource Center

- FEMA Map Center

Planning Commission News

Washington County is changing our electronics program for 2019.  JVS Environmental has opened a new electronics collection facility at 1 American Way in Ellsworth Borough, just south of Bentleyville Borough.  The site will be opened the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 6pm.  The next date the site will be opened is April 30.  Please see the Electronics Collection News Release for a list of upcoming dates and accepted materials.

You can also find alternate disposal options in our Electronics Alternative Disposal White Paper.


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.