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Planning & Code Enforcement Services

433 Hay St. - Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to the home page for the City of Fayetteville Planning & Code Enforcement Services Department! We provide Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement services for the City.

Our Department is committed to providing you with the highest level of Customer Service. Our staff will guide you through the process of your project every step of the way. We know that your time is valuable and we are here to help.


Planning and Zoning Division   (910) 433-1612

Responsible for current development review and approvals and long-range planning. The Planning & Zoning Division assists the community in defining and implementing the City's vision.

Click Here to learn more about the Planning & Zoning Division or to link to Applications.

Housing & Code Enforcement Division   (910) 433-1056

Responds to concerns from citizens, and oversees nuisance enforcement and ongoing compliance with City codes and regulations, such as overgrown lots or yards, inoperative vehicles, maintenance of structures, illegal signs and public nuisances.

Click Here to learn more about the Housing & Code Enforcement Division or to report a violation.



Scott Shuford, AICPPlanning & Code Enforcement Services Director


Scott Shuford is a certified planner with over 30 years of professional experience in all phases of short- and long-range planning, code enforcement, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and facilitation of strategic development.  He is Fayetteville’s Planning and Code Enforcement Director. His experience includes service in senior planning positions in North Carolina and Florida, and as a planning consultant.  He is the former Asheville Planning Director (1999-2007) and Onslow County Development Services Director (2009-2011).

As a consultant, Mr. Shuford was retained by the University of North Carolina Asheville and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center to facilitate outreach to city planners regarding climate change.  In that capacity, he co-authored a 2010 American Planning Association report titled Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future.  He is also a co-author of the American Planning Association’s Climate Change Policy Guide. 

Mr. Shuford is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association Executive Committee, the Sustainable Sandhills Board of Directors, and the Urban Land Institute.  He is a former member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Southeast Regional Climate Center and the Cape Fear River Assembly Board of Directors.  

Hilton, KarenPlanning & Zoning Division ManagerPlanning & Code Enforcement (910) 433-1437
Shuford, ScottDevelopment Services DirectorPlanning & Code Enforcement (910) 433-1311
Swanson, BartHousing/Code Enforcement ManagerPlanning & Code Enforcement (910) 433-1433