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Planning & Zoning

The Mercer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission was created on behalf of the citizens for the purpose of assisting in the planned growth of the county. In addition, land use controls were implemented for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, comfort, and general welfare. 


The Planning & Zoning Commission was created in 1972 by the governing laws of KRS Chapter 100. This body consists of 6 appointed commissioners. Both the city and the county share equally in the appointments in that 3 members are appointed by the Fiscal Court and 3 members are appointed by the Mayor of Harrodsburg. They serve 4 year terms of office and are so appointed on a staggered basis. The current appointed commissioners are shown below

Chairman  Jim McGlone
Vice Chairman Adam Johnson
Treasurer Bill Martin
Commissioner Mike Harden
Commissioner Bobby Upchurch
Commissioner Dewey Small

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas & Minutes are available to the general public. If you are looking for a specific meeting, you can request a pdf be emailed to you by contacting the Executive Director.

Meeting Schedule

Currently, the commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the following months: January, March, May, June, July, September, & November. The meeting time is 5:30pm and the meetings are held in the City Commissioner's meeting room on the second floor of City Hall. 


See Also...
  Board of Adjustments & Appeals  


Executive Director Shawn Moore.
Shawn Moore, CZI, CFM
Executive Director

The Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County
Planning & Zoning Commission
109 Short St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-6066
(859) 734-1763 Fax


Ordinances & Subdivision Regs

As the Planning & Zoning Commission is a joint governmental entity, we are providing PDF versions of all jurisdictions Zoning Ordinances.

Zoning Ordinance - Mercer County (252k)

Zoning Ordinance - City of Harrodsburg (374k)

Harrodsburg/Mercer County Subdivision Reg's (eff 8/13/07) (898k)


Note: These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format. Please click on the following link to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Leaving .gov domain

Last Updated 9/26/2014