The Planning and Development Department was created to implement the policies, goals, and objectives of the county's adopted Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027. Specifically, this department's responsibilities include coordinating all planning activities in the county including the processing and reviewing of rezoning and variance applications and to make recommendations on such applications to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners, interpret the county's land development code as needed, and review residential subdivision plans and commercial and industrial development plans for compliance with county regulations. In addition, this department issues sign permits, business licenses, and zoning certification letters. This department provides staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission. Lastly, this department generates revenue from zoning and variance fees and storm water permit fees.