Planning & Zoning

Building Permits & Zoning Ordinances


The department takes applications for building permits, administers the County zoning ordinances and makes recommendations to the Commission for granting or denying the permits.


View the Brookings County Zoning Ordinance (Article VI, Administration) Draft Update.


Responsibilities of the Planning Department

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  • Assist educational programs
  • Building inspections
  • Investigate complaints, violations
  • Modify county ordinances
  • Prepare annual department budget, agenda
  • Property rezoning, platting
  • Review Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
  • Site plan reviews
  • Update County Commission and Planning and Zoning Boards on current activities, trends, changes in law, policies