Planning & Codes

Planning for a Better Tomorrow while Building a Better Today


The Department of Planning and Codes was established in 1985 to administer county-wide planning and zoning. In addition to the administration, implementation and enforcement of a number of ordinances, regulations and codes (listed below), the Department also develops and implements county-wide plans, performs Alcoholic Beverage Licensing, and Excise Tax Assessment.

Due to the State of Emergency, our office is currently operating under special conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our building is closed to the public except for clinical and emergency services however, we are available to respond to emails and phone calls on a daily basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most staff is teleworking and are available remotely to answer any questions, help with online applications, and assist with other services you may need. Please visit our web site https://caroline.onlama.com/ to apply for all permits and licenses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation through this process.

Ordinances 

Current Plans

Other Laws

Department Fee Schedule


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