The Storey County Planning Department promotes the sound development and redevelopment of the county through the application of modern planning principles and growth management concepts. The Planning Department plays a key role in creating and coordinating the development, adoption, and implementation of the county's master plan and planning policies.

The department provides both current and long-range planning services to the public and other stakeholders in the county. The Storey County Planning Department functions in compliance with Nevada Revised Statutes and Storey County Code as applicable to land-use planning.