This report summarizes planning and zoning actions carried out in St. Louis County in 2008. This document summarizes actions taken by St. Louis County on a variety of land use issues since 2005. These include permits, variances, licenses, and Planning Commission decisions. “In comprehensive land use planning provisions must be made for the protection of the quality and quantity of groundwater used for public water supplies, and the plan must address surface water (i.e., drainage, flooding, and storm water run-off).” The document lists the number of water-related variances, permits and other actions granted in 2007. Of the total approved permits in 2006, 49% were lakeshore related and 51% were non-lakeshore. In 2006, there were 512 approved lakeshore permits. From 1997-2005, St. Louis County averaged 5 approved lakeshore permits per year in county administered areas.