Planning & Economic Development

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Contact us at 660-259-4439 or 

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.

Land Use Development Code and Comprehensive Plan:
                Land Development Code 2016  pdf

                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.  Updated zoning can also be found on the County GIS map.

    The Lafayette County Planning & Economic Development Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Circuit Court Room of the Lafayette County Court House located at 1001 Main St, Lexington, MO. The purpose of this hearing is to consider a Replat for Willow Lake Subdivision from Steve and Lisa Bailey. Replat for Tract 1 lot 50 into 50A and a Replat for Tract 2, lot 40., Odessa, MO 64076.  PID:  14-5.0-15-0-000-002.000.  These tracts are zoned RE.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lafayette County Planning & Economic Development, at (660) 259-4439 or