R. Martin Ostholthoff
Community Development Director
645 Holbrook St.
P.O. Box 750
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Community Development Department consists of two main administrative divisions: the Planning Division and the Building Division.
The Planning division is responsible for reviewing all land use
development applications from annexations through final plat, setting,
noticing and providing staff support for public hearings and review of
development applications. Staff provides information to the public
regarding zoning, the land use review process, setback requirements,
flood plain status and allowable uses. The department is also
responsible for the administration and updating of the Town of Erie Comprehensive Master Plan, Unified Development Code and other related regulations.
The Building division is a one-stop shop for individuals planning
improvements to their properties. The division reviews construction
plans, issues permits, performs inspections, and enforce ordinances that
ensure safe buildings and a healthy environment. It also manages the
licensing of contractors and trades.