The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the County Council. The Planning Commission reviews matters relating to zoning and development in unincorporated County and normally meets on Monday evenings in the County Council Chambers on the first floor of the Administration Building in Clayton. The Planning Commission consists of nine members holding no other County office, appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Council. Six of the members shall be residents of that part of the County outside incorporated cities and three shall be residents of municipalities in the County. See the Planning Commission Membership page for information and email links.
On the second or the third Monday of each month, the Planning Commission holds a public hearing at 7:00 P.M. Check Current Public Hearing Notice for meeting times and agendas. The next public hearing is scheduled for January 23.
For a brief view of what happens at a public hearing, please view our Public Hearing Presentation Guidelines brochure. You can join the email list to receive notifications of the Public Hearings by email.
On the first Monday of the month, the Planning Commission holds an Executive Meeting at 6:00 P.M. Commission decisions are made at the executive meetings. Recommendations are prepared by professional staff at the Commission's direction. These letters of recommendation are sent to the County Council. The County Council makes the final decision on zoning and development matters.
View the current Planning Commission Executive Meeting Agenda. This is updated after the meeting to include the voting record of the Commission.
The Planning Commission also may conduct an Executive Session, held after the Public Hearing.
For information on the Planning Commission Public Hearings, Executive Meetings, and Letters of Recommendation sent to the County Council, see the Planning Commission Meeting page.
For commonly requested application forms, visit the Planning Department Documents and Forms Page
All meetings are open to the public. To confirm specific meeting dates and times, or get additional information, call the Department of Planning at (314)615-2520 (TDD (314)615-5467).
Send comments or questions for the Planning Commission to: