The Burleigh County Planning Commission is a nine member advisory board to the Burleigh County Commission. The Commission includes two Burleigh County Commissioners; Bismarck’s Mayor and one other representative from the Bismarck City Commission; and five at large members appointed by the County Commission. The Burleigh County Planning Commission hears requests for subdivision plats, zoning changes, zoning ordinance text amendments, special use permits and variances. Burleigh County has zoning jurisdiction in unorganized townships and those townships which have relinquished their zoning authority to the Count. The County’s subdivision authority is County-wide, except for incorporated cities and the extraterritorial areas of those cities.