Planning & Development

The Planning & Development Department consists of three main divisions: Building, Engineering and Planning.

Building Division

The Building Division is a one-stop shop for individuals planning improvements to their properties. The division reviews construction plans, issues permits, performs inspections, and enforce ordinances that ensure safe buildings and a healthy environment. It also manages the licensing of contractors and trades.

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division’s primary mission is to effectively organize, direct, implement and monitor the planning, contracting, designing, and inspecting of all Town and private development projects for and within the Town. Engineering staff also maintains and updates the Geographic Information System (GIS).

Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing land use applications for Development Activity such as annexation, zoning, plats and site plans and also is responsible for the administration of the Town of Erie Comprehensive Plan (PDF) and  Unified Development Code (PDF).