County Commission Departments

Lafayette County Planning and Economic Development

1001 Main St.
Lexington, MO 64067
660-259-4439
planningandzoning@lafayettecountymo.com 

Office Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
(Excluding County Holidays)



The role for the Lafayette County Planning and Economic Development is to encourage and protect investment in Lafayette County.  Responsibilities of the department include:

    • Implement the Comprehensive Plan, which is the long-range guide for development;
    • Administer the Land Use Development Code, which includes all County zoning and subdivision regulations;
    • Process applications for building permits, sewage permits, rezoning, special use permits, variances, farm splits, conservation subdivisions, development plans and more;
    • Provide recommendations and support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment and the County Commission; and
    • Provide information to the public, including realtors, appraisers, developers, contractors and property owners.
    The Planning and Economic Development department also is the ideal starting point to learn more about investing in Lafayette County.  If we don’t have the information you need, we’ll get it for you or make sure to get you to the right place.

    Download the County Plan or Land Use Development Code:
             Zoning Regulations/Land Development Code 2016  pdf

            Planning and Zoning Comprehensive Plan  pdf

View County Maps:

            Future Land Use Map  pdf (adopted April 2013)

            Tiers Map  pdf (adopted April 2013)

           Draft Zoning Map 2013 pdf
For general purposes only.  To inquire about specific property zoning please call 660-259-4439.