25 Market St   Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Planning and Zoning

Scott Bader - Planning and Zoning Director
  • Mailing Address:
    25 MARKET ST
    ABERDEEN SD 57401
  • Phone: (605) 626-7144
  • Fax: (605) 626-4010


The Brown County Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for preparing, updating and administering the County’s Land Development Regulations to promote orderly growth and development while protecting the natural environment, and public health and safety. Planning staff provides services to residents, engineers and developers by assisting, reviewing and processing proposed projects within the County jurisdiction. It administers the county’s Zoning & Development and Subdivision regulations as well as the Floodplain Development and reviews applications for adherence to the Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan. It also supports the Brown County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment. The staff reviews and processes building permits, subdivision applications, special exception/conditional use permits, floodplain development permits, county land use and investigates zoning, nuisance complaints. They are also responsible for administering and maintaining the E-911 Addressing/MSAG (Master Street Addressing Guide for Emergency Response).

The Planning & Zoning Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM (excluding holidays and special circumstances).

The Planning/Zoning Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  for:

  1. Conditional Use Petitions,
  2. Variance Petitions,
  3. Rezoning of Parcels,
  4. Subdivision Plats,
  5. Vacation of existing Plats,
  6. Amending of Ordinances,
  7. Amending Comprehensive Plan

All agenda items for the Brown County Planning/Zoning Commission must be submitted to the Planning/Zoning Department monthly deadline of 18 days before the monthly hearing for the department to meet publishing deadlines required by State Statute.

Please note that special items require earlier submittals due to publishing requirements.