Planning & Zoning

The Planning Division is committed in servicing the community by providing an orderly procedure for the planning, zoning, and the development processes that are efficient and sensitive to community needs. The team of professionals and trained staff continuously strive to improve the effectiveness of the department through improved technology, citizen input, and self evaluation.

Close coordination is maintained with all divisions within the department and agencies within Jackson County and the region.


The mission of Planning and Zoning (a division of the Department of Public Development) is to provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissioners, county departments, developers, builders, and citizens. And to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities. The staff strives to promote the sound development and growth management concepts.

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​On October 2, 2017, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new Unified Development Code (UDC). A formal resolution has been sent to MuniCode. For now, please reference Jackson County’s Unified Development Code here: