The Painesville City Planning Commission is responsible for conditional use permits, site plans, platting or subdivision of land, amendments to the Zoning Code and improvements to public land. Public meetings are held once a month to review submitted material. The Planning Commission functions as the decision-making body for housing and commercial project applications for new construction, remodels and conditional use permits. The Commission also acts as an advisory board to the City Council on all planning and development issues. The Commission's actions are final but can be appealed to City Council, which can uphold the Commission's decision, overturn it, modify it or send it back for further study.


The Planning Commission is comprised of five members who are electors of the City, who serve without compensation and who are appointed by the Council for terms of six years each. Members now serving on the  Planning Commission, or the successors of the elector members, must serve out their existing terms. 


The City Planning Commission has the power to appoint or employ architects, engineers and other employees as said commission deems necessary to perform its functions, but the expenditure for such purpose must be within the amounts appropriated by Council. The City Manager may serve as a consultant to the Planning Commission.


Meeting Information

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Courtroom #1, 7 Richmond Street, Painesville. All meetings are open to the public. 

Watch Meetings

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Actions

Meeting Minutes

2024 Schedule & Deadlines

Applications & Requirements

The following guidelines, applications and forms are resources for those coming before the Planning Commission:

Additional Information