The Miami County Planning Department performs a vital role in creating and communicating a vision of the county and acts as the primary coordinating agency in the development, adoption, and implementation of the county's land use plans and policies. The department provides both current and long range planning services to the various County boards, including the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and County Commissioners, as well as to the general public.
In the realm of current planning, the department reviews subdivisions, zone change requests, site plans, and variances, among other submitted plans (e.g., grading permit applications). Prior to submittal, an applicant must schedule a "pre-design" conference with Zoning Administrator to go over the request and the specific items required for the request. Application fees will vary depending on the type of request, with the specific fee being given during the pre-design conference
The Miami County Planning Department serves as the staff for the Miami County Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals, as well as other county boards and sub-committees. There are two staff members in the department, with a variety of experiential and educational backgrounds.