About the Department

The Department of Planning, Zoning & Environment exists to assist residents, businesses, and contractors successfully develop their projects in the unincorporated areas of the County, while ensuring the County as a whole remains a safe, sound, and secure place to call home and to do business in.

To your left are links to information related to planning, zoning, general land use, sanitation, and environmental health, including the County's Zoning Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, Sanitation Code, floodplain information, and the County's Comprehensive Plan.

You will also find various development applications in PDF format for you to download, fill out, and submit to the Department prior to starting your project or purchase of real estate.

If you don't find what you are looking for on this site, please contact us.

History
McPherson County was established 1869, but only specific sections were zoned, and only then starting in January of 1948. The entire county was zoned by June 21, 1978.

McPherson County is 900 square miles in size, thirty (30) miles by thirty (30) miles square and approximately thirteen (13) square miles are incorporated as cities, thus, 887 square miles remain as unincorporated territory.

The majority of land remains true to its production heritage for crops and livestock (A-1 Agriculture). However, the County is also home to a strong manufacturing base (M-1 Light Industrial and M-2 Heavy Industrial).

No city in McPherson County has Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) for zoning, but the cities of Inman, McPherson, and Moundridge do have ETJ for subdivision development and floodplain management.
  1. John Verssue

    Administrator
    Phone: 620-241-2288 Ext 1

  2. Carissa McCuen

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 620-241-2288 Ext 2