The Richland County Regional Planning Commission is responsible for the development and administration of the Richland County Subdivision Regulations. The staff also provides assistance, advice and recommendations to municipalities and townships concerning their zoning and subdivision matters. The staff along with the Zoning, Subdivision and Land Use Committee reviews subdivision plans to determine compliance with Regulations and other adopted plans, coordinate cross-agency review; and prepares maps and staff reports for Planning Commission meetings. 

The Commission from time to time has undertaken special projects such as the development of Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Regulations for Richland County and the preparation of a 
Farmland Preservation Plan.

In the unincorporated areas of Richland County, the Richland County Building Codes Department administers the County Flood Program (

As part of our efforts to educate and provide services to the Communities in Richland County, the Richland County Planning Commission offers Planning and Zoning 101 workshops for local elected officials, planning commission members, zoning board members, zoning inspectors and citizen groups. The workshops can be tailored to the needs of your community including but not limited to the County’s Regional Comprehensive Plan, smart growth planning principles, zoning ordinances and development regulations. 

contact us for more information about holding a workshop in your community. 

The RCRPC encourages the adaption of policies that enhances the environment, promotes energy conservation, improves quality of life and encourages smart growth.

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