Planning & Development

Temporary COVID-19 Office Procedures

Due to the current nationwide COVID-19 Pandemic, the Licking County Planning and Development Department will be operating by appointment across all three of our divisions and highly encouraging the majority of business to be conducted via email, phone, and internet methods. Please see each department listed below for any updates to their specific procedures. For questions on how we can best serve you please contact us at (740) 670-5200. Thank you for your understanding.


CDBG - April 28, 2021 Public Hearing 


Zoom Invite

PY21 CDBG Program Information


IN-PERSON LCPC Board Meeting, July 26, 2021 | ZOOM OPTION: HERE

Floodplain Permit Process HERE

Lot Split Process HERE

TRC - Major Subdivision/ Development Process HERE


LCATS is currently working on the development of an Active Transportation Plan!

Take a look at other recent planning documents:

Transit Development Plan and Coordinated Plan

Transportation Improvement Plan 2021-2024

Long Range Transportation Plan 2021-2050

    Recent Activity

    Office Hours: M-F | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Main Line: (740) 670-5200
    Fax: (740) 670-5197

    Mailing Address:
    20 South Second Street
    Newark, OH 43055
    E-mail Us

    Chris Harkness, AICP, Executive Director


    Brad Mercer, Planning Manager

    Jay Fisher, CFM, Planner II

    Angela Farley, Planner II

    Josh Troyer, Assistant Planner


    Matt Hill, Technical Study Director

    Alex Nouanesengsy, Transportation Planner II / GIS Coordinator

    Greg Huss, Transportation Planner I


    Adrienne Eskins, Community Development Specialist

    Support Staff

    Jen Jacquot, Fiscal Officer


      The Licking County Planning and Development Department serves as the home for the Licking County Planning Commission (LCPC), the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS), and Licking County Community Development. Collectively, these three organizations manage long-range planning, development regulations (including subdivisions, floodplains, and access management), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), transportation, grants, and fair housing programs. The Planning and Development Department serves as the home for several boards and committees, as well as for special projects including CycLicking, and MotorCycLicking™.