Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners. The Planning Commission typically makes recommendations on land use cases and code changes, which is then sent to the Board of County Commissioners for a final decision. The Planning Commission is created by state statute and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.


View the current Planning Commission Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures (PDF).


Elbert County has current and projected vacancies on the Planning Commission. We would like to request applications for this important role within the County. Per Zoning Regulations, applicants must live within the County. The Planning Commission typically has a balance of members in voting districts, with staggering expiration dates. Commissioners may be reimbursed $30 per meeting plus mileage. Commissioner terms are 3 years unless filling an unexpired vacancy.

This announcement will be open until all vacancies are filled. The Planning Commission Chair may schedule interviews to further qualify applicants before making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.


Current vacancies are predicted for all 3 districts. If you are interested in serving as a Planning Commissioner, please send a letter of interest via email that contains the following:

  • Which district you live in
  • Why you want to serve on the Planning Commission
  • Any relevant land use planning experience
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Please apply by completing our Online Volunteer Application or download the Volunteer Application (PDF) and submit it via email.