Commission Members & Purpose
The Planning Commission consists of 10 members of which are appointed by the county Board of Commissioners. Applications for consideration by this commission are processed through the land and resource management office.
The purpose of this commission is to review applications and make recommendations to the county Board of Commissioners for final action. The planning commission considers projects located in the shoreland areas for conditional use permits, (i.e. topographical alterations, commercial uses, cluster developments, and extractive uses), projects located in the non-shoreland areas (i.e. commercial wind energy conversion systems), and projects located in the shoreland and non-shoreland areas (i.e. preliminary plats and common interest communities).