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Planning & Community Development
Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Centre County Planning and Community Development Office to provide the citizens of Centre County with professional planning services by promoting a coordinated and cost effective approach to the orderly growth and development of their communities.


About Us

 
The Centre County Planning and Community Development Office is responsible for carrying out the duties set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (PA Act 247 of 1968, as amended by PA Act 170 of 1988). The Planning and Community Development Office staff works directly for the Centre County Commissioners and is responsible for:

  • Preparing and updating the Centre County Comprehensive Plan, which includes information on: population, housing, economy, land use, transportation, utilities, government facilities, recreation and the environment;
  • Administering the County's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and review plans originating from municipalities having their own ordinances;
  • Assisting any of the County's thirty-five municipalities with preparing, modifying or reviewing comprehensive plans, capital improvements, zoning and subdivision ordinances, the National Flood Insurance Program and other codes, ordinances or services;
  • Assisting the County's economic development organizations and providing services to municipalities;
  • Representing the County on various committees, boards, and organizations either by County Commissioner appointment or by virtue of being a County Planning Agency;
  • Offering a variety of technical assistance to various public agencies, is an Affiliate State Data Center and can provide data on a wide variety of subjects.

Robert B. Jacobs
Director
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Willowbank County Office Building
420 Holmes St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488
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Ph: (814) 355-6791
Fx: (814) 355-8661

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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News
2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
The Centre County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the opening of the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Read on...
PACE Application Period Open
Local agricultural land owners are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to preserve their farm through the Centre County Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program. Read on...
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