Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a five member board created by the Burke County Commissioners to hear and decide upon appeals pertaining to the planning and development within Burke County.  The Planning Commission may render interpretations and grant variances of the ordinances found within the Land Development Code.  The Planning Commission is responsible for the Burke County Permitting and Inspections Department, and Code Enforcement Department.    

Contact Information:
Office: 706-554-8758
Fax: 706-437-1433


Regularly scheduled meetings are held the fourthTuesday of each month at 7:00pm .  See dates below.

November 26,2019

No meeting in December

January 28, 2020

Febuary 25, 2020




Planning Commission Members:

  • Leon Bynes - Chair-706.554.5015
  • Carolyn Heath - V. Chair - 706.840.2126
  • John Highsmith - 706..551.0248
  • Wayne Lively - 
  • Lee Webster - 706.554.1888