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Community Planning & Mapping


Bradford County Public Safety Center
29 VanKuren Drive, Suite 1
Towanda, PA 18848



Phone: (570) 268-4103
Fax: (570) 268-4171

Office Hours

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The office is closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm without an appointment.

Planning Commission Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. The cutoff date for new application acceptances is 12 days prior to the meeting. Applications received after the cutoff date will go on the next month’s agenda for review and approval. 

Grid Scale Solar Regulations can be found as an appendix in the Bradford County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance below. Please keep in mind all other sections of the ordinance apply as prescribed. 

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 – VACANT


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 (Rich Lasko) or GIS Planning Analyst (Sam Saxe)

Planning Commission Meeting Information

Planning Commission Meeting Agendas - 2024

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes - 2024

Planning Commission Agendas - 2023

Planning Commission Minutes - 2023