Long-Range Planning

Long-Range Planning (LRP) is responsible for the maintenance of the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan and the formulation and amendment of County land use regulations to implement the Comprehensive Plan. These land use and development regulations are organized as the Unified Development Code (UDC), Chapter 18 of the Jefferson County Code, as adopted in December 2000 and amended thereafter.

LRP provides staff support to the volunteer citizen Planning Commission and oversees the amendment process for the Comprehensive Plan and UDC consistent with the requirements of Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA) and other state laws. LRP also collaborates with other County, local, state, and federal agencies, organizations, and programs working together to guide the region toward a balanced and sustainable future. To find out what's happening with regard to a specific current issue or topic, visit the Issue Links page