MISSION STATEMENT The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission are to foster the proper growth of Franklin County to ensure the enjoyment of life by each citizen in a pleasant, healthful, and harmonious environment.

Steven Thomas

Planning Director

Steven Thomas

Planning Director

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Rochelle Barvinchack

Planner III

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Nicole  Boling

Senior Planner

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Jason Goetz

Mosquito & Tick Borne Disease Control Specialist

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Kenana Korkutovic

Planner III

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Pamela Peters

Admin. Assistant II.

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Garrett Vandebrake

Planner III

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PLEASE NOTE: The Franklin County Planning Department is operational during the normal business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. In order to ensure the safety of the staff and the public, walk-ins will be allowed one at a time in the office suite. Visitors will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. However, the Planning Department is still encouraging the use of phone, email and other technologies (Skype, Google Meet, Zoom etc) to conduct business with the department to the greatest extent possible while the COVID-19 threat remains. Additionally, a number of the Planning Department staff are teleworking, so it is highly recommended anyone wishing to visit a specific staff member reach out to the Department ahead of time to ensure availability.

For Site Plan and Subdivision Plan submissions, the Planning Department is still encouraging use of the inbox and outbox that have been placed just inside the doors of the Administrative Annex, in front of the security station. Staff will continue to review plans in a normal timeframe and advanced notice of plan submissions is still appreciated.


Prior to plan submission, please contact the Planning Department for better ease of processing and communication. 

To contact the Planning office, please call (717) 261-3855 or email:



The Franklin County Planning Department provides staff support primarily to the Agricultural Land Preservation Board and the Planning Commission. Staff support is also provided to the County Board of Commissioners as requested.

  • The guiding principles of the Franklin County Planning Commission include:
  • Promote economic development to revitalize communities,
  • Sustain open space and the aesthetic and historic characteristics of the County,
  • Protect farms, forests, and streams, and;
  • Safeguard our recreational and valuable natural resources.
  • The Planning Commission intends to maintain these principles by:
  • Providing guidance and sound community planning advice to local governments,
  • Emphasizing regional cooperation in planning efforts, and;
  • Fostering growth and development that will complement existing infrastructure.

The Planning Commission intends to carry out this mission efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner with respect for the role of local government in protecting the public interest.

County Plans and Reports

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan - Franklin County Forward

Franklin County Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary

Franklin County Municipal Solid Waste Plan

Franklin County Greenway and Open Space Plan

Franklin County Planning Commission 2019 Annual Report

2019 HOME Grant Environmental Review Record


Applications & Guidelines 

Franklin County Agricultural Land Preservation Application

Application for Development Review and Approval

FCPC Subdivision Fee Schedule and Info

Community Development Block Grant Application Notice

2020 Community Development Block Grant Application

Road Name Approval Process

Road Name Approval Form

Tentatively planned for Spring 2021

Tire Collections Form

Open in Google Map

Administrative Annex
First Floor
218 N 2nd St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 261-3855
Fax (717) 264-8667
Office Hours: M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays.


Click HERE for a map of recycling stations across the county. 

Long Range Transportation Plan

Click HERE to participate in the Long Range Transportation Plan Update.

Mosquito Service Request