The Snyder County Planning Commission was created on August 21, 1965, by an action by the Snyder County Board of Commissioners. The Snyder County Planning Department was created by the Snyder County Board of Commissioners on July 14, 1998, in order to assist the Snyder County Planning Commission and the Snyder County Board of Commissioners in planning and administration.
A very important responsibility of the Snyder County Planning Commission and Department (SCPC) is being an integral part of the process by which major local government decisions are made. In this process, the Snyder County Planning Commission and the Planning Department provide a long range perspective and technical planning expertise particularly as it relates to land use concerns, community development, economic development, environmental, and various social issues.
The basic strength of an organization like the SCPC is its ability to provide valued services and respected expertise to the community. The SCPC, through its staff and members, strives to maintain a high level of technical, planning, and administrative skills that can be put to work for our community.
In the rapidly changing environment of Snyder County, the SCPC must be responsive to current and emerging issues and at the same time be cognizant of the long term implications of such issues. They recognize a responsibility to review, act upon, and initiate proposals, but at the same time to maintain a comprehensive and long term perspective of the future development of Snyder County.
The job of increasing the awareness of the value of local planning is a responsibility of the SCPC. It is an obligation of the Planning Commission to demonstrate the value and success of local planning.
Within Snyder County, there are twenty-one (21) units of local government, each with its own responsibility to plan for development and redevelopment. The SCPC recognizes that often local issues may have regional consequences going beyond local political boundaries. An important role of the SCPC is therefore to help coordinate planning efforts and to help make sure that local plans and policies are inter-coordinated, compatible, and consistent.
Please click below for a list of the current Snyder County Planning Commisison membership, a copy of an application for subdivision or land development, our current fee schedule, and a table of the Snyder County Planning Commission meeting dates and subdivision plan submission deadlines. The latest addition to this list of available documents is Snyder County Ordinance Number 2006-01. This Ordinance revises the road standards required under the Snyder County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.