About the Avon Lake Planning Department

Under the direction of the Community Development Department, the Planning Department processes all development applications. We ensure that all development codes are enforced and city regulations are met. We also help applicants with the process, so they present their application to the Planning Commission smoothly and efficiently.

Submitting your Application to the Planning Commission

The City of Avon Lake Planning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Applicants wishing to be placed on the agenda for Planning Commission must meet all of the submission requirements of the Planning and Zoning Codes. Please read all the rules and regulations in Chapter 1214: Review Procedures.

Prior to filling out a Planning Commission application, the applicant may be required to meet with the Development Review Committee, or when not required, may request a meeting with the Committee. The purpose of the Development Review Committee meeting shall be to discuss the proposed application or project, review submittal requirements, and discuss compliance with the provisions of the Planning and Zoning Codes and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan prior to the submission of an application. To request a meeting with the Development Review Committee, complete and return the Pre Application Meeting Request Form.

After meeting with the Development Review Committee, you can submit your application to the Planning Commission.  The application deadline is the first Tuesday of each month. After review, if the application has only minor revisions, the application can be placed on the next Planning Commission meeting agenda. To being the process:

1) Fill out the Planning Commission Application form and follow the attached instructions for site plan submission requirements. 

2) Review the Rules and Regulations for Planning Commission  

For each step in this process, work with Kelly La Rosa, Planning and Zoning Manager in the Community Development Department. You can reach Kelly by email at  

Learn more about the Avon Lake Planning Commission.