Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is composed of County residents who inform Lincoln County’s Department of Planning and Development which is responsible for the administration of land use planning, building inspection, on-site sewage disposal and related land development regulatory programs in the unincorporated county.

The primary duties of the Commission are to conduct public hearings and make decisions on land use issues.  The Commission may also hear appeals of administrative decisions and consider requests for exemptions from ordinance requirements.  And, it is not uncommon for the Commission to review and amend ordinances prior to consideration by the Board of Commissioners.