Crawford County, Pennsylvania



Crawford County Planning Commission + Office

The Crawford County Planning Office is the full time staff for the Crawford County Board of Commissioners who coordinates long-term investments and community development with the Crawford County Planning Commission and local municipalities. The Planning Commission is a board of volunteers from across the County who make recommendations on subdivisions, land developments, and investments in communities across the County. The Commission was established in 1963 and is made up of a nine member board of County residents.

The Crawford County Planning Commission and Office is committed to providing solution oriented services through community planning as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, so as to facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Planning Announcements + Updates

County Planning Seeks to Fill Job Vacancy

The Crawford County Planning Office is seeking a qualified candidate to join its professional planning team. Under the direction of the Planning Director, the Assistant Planning Director for Community Development is responsible to assist in the implementation of the County's comprehensive plan through the application, compliance, disbursement, management, and monitoring of Federal, State, and local funding.

The Assistant Planning Director for Community Development performs a wide variety of grant related tasks including, but not limited to, communication on federal, state and local funding programs, pre-application project development, grant application preparation, grant award oversight which includes management of compliance, monitoring, and reporting.  All of which is completed in coordination with local, regional, state and federal partners.

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, public administration/policy or related field from an accredited four- year institution, a Master's degree or supervisory experience is preferred.

For a full job description, click here

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit an application packet, which should include a letter of interest, resume, and County application. Application packets should be submitted through the following online portal,

Individuals without the ability to submit electronically can mail their materials to 903 Diamond Park, Meadville PA 16335. Applications should be directed to Zachary Norwood, Planning Director. Deadline for applications is noon (12:00 p.m.) EST on January 28, 2022.

Crawford County Planning Annual Report

Per the Municipalities Planning Code, Crawford County Planning has submitted the following to the Board of Commissioners. 

2021 Crawford County Planning Annual Report - Under Development

Crawford County Applications + Forms

Community Assistance + Technical Services

Development Review Services

Review Deadline: Subdivision and land development applications along with municipal ordinance amendment reviews must be filed with the Planning Office ten days prior to the scheduled monthly Crawford County Planning Commission meeting should the Commission's review be required. 

Crawford County Planning reserves the right to withhold filing of applications until a completed submission is received. Therefore, we recommend municipalities submit their materials early to ensure a completed packet has been received.
Economic Development Application(s)


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania