MISSION STATEMENT The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission are to foster the proper growth of Franklin County to ensure the enjoyment of life by each citizen in a pleasant, healthful, and harmonious environment.

Steven Thomas

Planning Director

Steven Thomas

Planning Director

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Elizabeth Butler

Community Planner

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Quentin Clapper

Senior Planner

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Jason Goetz

Mosquito & Tick Borne Disease Control Specialist

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Zachary Long

Admin Assistant II

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Matthew Romero

Community Planner

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Colleen Tidd

Community Planner

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Prior to plan submission, please contact the Planning Department for better ease of processing and communication. Staff will continue to review plans in a normal timeframe and advanced notice of plan submissions is still appreciated.

To contact the Planning office, please call (717) 261-3855 or email:



The Franklin County Planning Department provides staff support primarily to the Agricultural Land Preservation Board and the Planning Commission. Staff support is also provided to the County Board of Commissioners as requested.

  • The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission include:
  • Promote economic development to revitalize communities,
  • Sustain open space and the aesthetic and historic characteristics of the County,
  • Protect farms, forests, and streams, and;
  • Safeguard our recreational and valuable natural resources.
  • The Planning Commission intends to maintain these principles by:
  • Providing guidance and sound community planning advice to local governments,
  • Emphasizing regional cooperation in planning efforts, and;
  • Fostering growth and development that will complement existing infrastructure.

The Planning Commission intends to carry out this mission efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner with respect for the role of local government in protecting the public interest.

County Plans and Reports

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan - Imagine Franklin 2035

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary

Franklin County Municipal Solid Waste Plan

Franklin County Greenway and Open Space Plan

Franklin County Planning Commission 2023 Annual Report

Franklin County 2022 Housing Inventory and Analysis

Franklin County Housing Summary


Applications & Guidelines 

Franklin County Agricultural Land Preservation Application

Application for Development Review and Approval

FCPC Subdivision Fee Schedule and Info

Road Name Request Page

Three-Year Community Development Plan

FY2024 CDBG Application Memo

FY2024 CDBG Application

FY2024 CDBG Information Packet

FY2024 CDBG Flyer

Section 3 Worker & Targeted Section 3 Worker Self-Certfiication Form

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Administration Building
272 North Second St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 261-3855
Fax (717) 264-8667
Office Hours: M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.


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