The Sault Ste. Marie North Planning Board, established in 1976, performs a variety of land use planning services within their planning area such as Official Plan and Zoning By-law administration and land division.

The Board provides planning services for the unincorporated townships of Anderson, Archibald, Aweres, Dennis, Deroche, Duncan, Fenwick, Fisher, Gaudette, Havilland, Herrick, Hodgins, Home, Jarvis, Kars, Kincaid, La Verendyre, Ley, Marne, Nicolet, Palmer, Peever, Pennefather, Rix, Ryan, Shields, Slater, Smilsky, Tilley, Tupper and Vankoughnet , and all of the lands in the mining locations of the Montreal Mining Company and the A. McDonnell, Kincaid and Rankin Mining Locations.

The Board meets regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.