Planning and Development Services is responsible for implementing and enforcing development and land use controls within its jurisdiction. The Department is continuously working to improve its procedures, policies, and regulations to meet the requirements of State and Federal law, desires of the public, and needs of our customers.
From time to time, PDS will use its rulemaking authority to propose new and revised checklists and rules. Checklists govern submittal requirements for applications and permits, in accordance with the spirit of established codes and policies. A 30-day notice period is required for all new and revised checklists. PDS rules effectively act as the descriptor for established regulations or policies by explaining how they should operate. PDS can propose adoption of new and revised rules or the repeal of existing rules. A 21-day notice period is required for any proposed rule changes. Notice must include information regarding the proposed rules changes. During the notice period, the public and stakeholders are invited to provide comment on the proposed rule change. PDS will consider comments and may approve the proposed rule with or without further changes.