Boards & Committees


December Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Adjustment (BOA) Public Hearings

Upcoming meetings of the St. Louis County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment will be open to the public and live-streamed via WebEx, giving the public the opportunity to watch and listen, and even speak. Citizens can submit public comments relating to the public hearing using one of the following methods: 

  • Preferred method: Email your comments to Donald Rigney, St. Louis County Interim Land Use Planning Manager, at
  • Mail your comments to one of the St. Louis County Government Services addresses (located in Duluth or Virginia).
  • Provide testimony in person on the day of the hearing. It is requested that you contact our office if you anticipate in-person attendance so that we may ensure social distancing measures. 
  • Provide testimony virtually on the day of the hearing using WebEx. To participate, you will need to raise your "virtual hand."

General Information

The November hearings have concluded. Webex info for the December 14, 2023 hearings will be posted by December 12, 2023.

Planning Commission (PC)

The Planning Commission is made up of nine (9) members and is responsible for the following duties: 

1. To prepare and recommend to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners a county comprehensive plan and official controls necessary to aid in the plan's execution.
2. To review any comprehensive, land use, or other plans or official controls sent to the county for review by any local unit of government, council of governments, or any regional, state, or federal agency and to make a report to the County Board.
3. To hold all required public hearings for comprehensive plans, official controls, conditional use permit applications, subdivision platting proposals, amendments to the same, and other matters as may be prescribed by county ordinance.
4. To review and act upon (i.e., hold a hearing and make the final declaration) all environmental review petitions, worksheets and impact statements that involve conditional uses, subdivision plats or other development proposals

Board of Adjustment (BOA) 

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is made up of seven (7) members and is responsible for the following duties: 

1. To hear and decide requests for variances from the county's official controls.
2. To hear and decide appeals of administrative decisions relating to county official controls.