Comprehensive Plan (2030)

Oconee County is currently in the process of creating the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan is a document designed to guide the future actions of the County. It presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. This includes guidance on how to make decisions on public and private land development proposals, the expenditure of public funds, availability of tax policy (tax incentives), cooperative efforts and issues of pressing concern, such as farmland preservation or the rehabilitation of older neighborhoods areas. The plan will be written to provide direction for future activities over a 10- to 20-year period after plan adoption. The plans will receive a review and possible update, at least, every five years.

Oconee County has engaged Alta Planning + Design to manage the comprehensive plan process. Alta will provide ongoing project management, project meetings and stakeholder engagement, data collection and mapping, and the final Comprehensive Plan update as well as other services.

Comprehensive Plan Survey:

The comprehensive planning process relies on public input. Please fill out this brief survey and assist in planning your county for the future. Please return the surveys to or bring to any public library branch.

Comprehensive Plan Draft Elements:

The comprehensive plan is comprised of 10 elements, or chapters. As these draft elements become available they will go before the Planning Commission to review. Since the elements are data heavy, here is a suggestion to help reading the document:

Start with the goals, objectives, and implementation strategies section of each element. All the material that precedes that section exists to support it and is often mandated by state law expressly or by implication. Once you have a good grasp of the goals, objectives, and strategies, go back and skim the data and text as you are able - especially if you don't understand why a particular strategy is needed. The goals, objectives, and implementation strategies section of the plan is truly unique to Oconee County. State law does not mandate the content in this part of the plan, so you are free to shape it to suit the unique needs of Oconee County. Because, as noted, the goals, objectives, and implementation strategies dictate to a good degree the remaining content of each element, the Planning Commission is encouraged to review those parts of the existing plan in advance of your review of each new element and let us know where changes are needed. To assist you and the team, staff completed a recent review indicating the goals, objectives and implementation strategies that have been accomplished and those that are no longer relevant.

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Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.


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