Planning & Development Services

  1. New Elevation Certificate and Dry Proofing Certificate

    FEMA has updated the Elevation Certificate and Dry Proofing Certificate effective July 7, 2023. Read on...
  2. YC Planning & Development Seal

    Building Permit Extension Policy

    We understand that the current market and supply chain makes it difficult to obtain building materials in a timely manner and the construction process may be delayed as a result. Read on...
  3. Land Development Manual Revision

    Revisions to the York County Land Development Manual were approved by County Council on February 13, 2023. Read on...
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The Planning and Development Services Department oversees all aspects of land development in the unincorporated areas of York County, including long-range planning, zoning, permitting, and environmental compliance. The department is responsible for developing and implementing plans and policies for land development; administering the building, planning and development, zoning, subdivision, floodplain damage prevention, and stormwater management and sediment control ordinances; issuing building and land disturbance permits; and enforcing all ordinances applicable to land usage.

Boards and Commissions

The Planning and Development Services liaises with the following boards and committees, whose membership is appointed by York County Council: 

  • Building Board of Appeals
  • Planning Commission
  • Stormwater Appeals Board
  • York County Forever
  • Board of Zoning Appeals