In 1972, the Washington County Quorum Court, under the authority granted by the State, formed the Washington County Planning Board.
Purpose of the Planning Board
The primary responsibility of the Planning Board is to prepare plans, ordinances, and recommendations regarding land planning matters for the consideration of the Quorum Court. If the recommended ordinances are adopted by the Quorum Court, the Planning Board is responsible for administering them. The Planning Board, therefore, reviews land development proposals in the county to ensure they comply with the requirements specified in the adopted ordinances.
Membership on the Planning Board
The Planning Board consists of 6 voting members and a chairman. All are appointed by the County Judge and confirmed by the Quorum Court. The 7 members are county residents.
- Current Board Members
- By-laws [PDF]
- Explanation of the Rules of Conduct [PDF]
- Planning Board Decision Appeal Form [PDF]
- Zoning Board of Adjustments Decision Appeal Form [PDF]
- Ordinance 2009-33 [PDF]
Amending Washington County Code 11-206 pertaining to Appeals to the Quorum Court from Zoning Decisions
- Ordinance 2009-43 [PDF]
Clarifying Ordinance 2009-33 and amending such
- Ordinance 2009-67 [PDF]
Amending Ordinance 2009-43 authorizing the Zoning Board of Adjustment to reconsider conditions if no appeal has been filed; and amending other matters concerning appeals
Meetings of the Planning Board
The Planning Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, scheduled to facilitate a five week review cycle, excluding holidays. Meetings take place in the Quorum Court Room, in the new Courthouse, located at 280 N. College; they are open to the public. Developments to be placed on the meeting agenda must be submitted to the Planning Office approximately 4 weeks prior to the meeting date. A schedule of the submittal dates may be obtained from the Planning Office.