About Us

​Lancaster County Planning Department


Lancaster County continues to be a special place shaped by its unique combination of world-renowned farmland, vibrant urban places, and outstanding natural areas – distinguishing it from any other place in the world.


To achieve our vision through the collaborative and strategic implementation of the Lancaster County comprehensive plan – places2040.


We will achieve our vision and mission by helping to create healthy, safe, productive places that inspire people to protect our land and invest in our community. In our work, we will:

  • Facilitate collaboration between ourselves and our planning partners;
  • Work to achieve strategic goals, rather than simply responding to events;
  • Use innovation and creativity to solve challenges;
  • Take a long-term and big picture view;
  • Be knowledgeable and resourceful; and
  • Hold ourselves accountable for achieving measurable results.