Community Planning & Grants

About the Department

The Bradford County Department of Community Planning & Mapping Services acts as the administrative agency for the Bradford County Planning Commission under the direction of the Bradford County Commissioners. The Department currently retains a five member staff consisting of the Planning Director, County Planner, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator, GIS Planning Analyst and Administrative Assistant. The Planning staff plays a significant role in providing community development and planning services to a host of individuals that include developers, landowners, state and regional agencies including local municipal officials within Bradford County. The Department provides these services by making use of a wide variety of planning tools and techniques including a very robust Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program that houses a full database of mapping layers that allow us to assist in proper plan development, planning assistance and administrative tasks in compliance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

Department Services

Planning Services

  • Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) Administration
  • Comprehensive Planning Assistance and Review
  • Municipal Ordinance Development and Conformity Review
  • County and Municipal Bridge Inspection (NBIS) and Replacement Program
  • Transportation Planning Assistance and Project Prioritization
  • County Recreation Initiatives and Project Development Assistance

For more information on our Planning Services please contact the Planning Director (Matt Williams) or County Planner (Emily Vollmer)


Mapping Services

  • GIS Mapping and Database Development
  • 911 Addressing
    • Issuance
    • Verification
  • Digital Floodplain Mapping
  • Tax Parcel Mapping
  • Natural Gas Mapping
  • Digital and Hardcopy Data Sales
    • Including: floodplains, land use, tax parcels, municipal boundaries, zoning districts, streams, road network (with E-911 road names), aerial photography (2015), etc.

For more information on our Mapping Services including current data availability or 911 Addressing Issues please contact the GIS Coordinator (Scott Molnar) or GIS Planning Analyst (Rich Lasko)


Planning Director

Matthew Williams

Matt Williams is the director of the Bradford County Department of Community Planning and Mapping Services and the Bradford County Planning Commission. In 2008, Mr. Williams graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Geography with minors in Geology and Watershed Management. From 2009 to 2016, Matt served the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission as a Regional Planner/GIS Coordinator in the PennDOT Planning Program and as the Community Development Program Manager where he provided Grant Writing and Project Development Assistance to municipalities and non-profits throughout the Northern Tier Region.

A lifelong resident of Bradford County, Matt was hired by the County Commissioners to replace former long-time Planning Director Ray Stolinas in May of 2016. Matt is dedicated to preserving and improving the idyllic lifestyle prevalent within Bradford County by using various planning initiatives to assist in the development of community facilities and recreation opportunities which will enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.


Contact the Department

29 Vankuren Drive, Suite 1
Towanda, PA 18848
Phone: (570)268-4103
Fax: (570)268-4171
E-Mail: bcplanning@bradfordco.org


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