Planning & Zoning Division

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

Welcome to the Planning & Zoning Division of the Planning & Code Enforcement Services Department!

We are responsible for land development review and approvals, as well as long-range studies and plans that provide guidance and vision to the City for the next twenty years.


Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The Unified Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City Code) became effective August 1, 2011. The Code is one of the City's important tools in encouraging new development and renovation that helps move the community toward its goals of being a better, more attractive place to live, work and recreate, and for a diverse and viable local economy.

Official Zoning Map

A current Zoning Map can be viewed through the Encode version of the City Code (see link above) by selecting the "Maps" menu option. Printed copies may also be ordered through the Planning & Zoning Division, by calling:(910) 433-1612.

You can confirm the current Zoning or request a Zoning Verification Letter for a particular site by calling Zoning staff at (910) 433-1062 or (910) 433-1767. A fee may be charged.


Zoning Section

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Do you have questions about Allowed Uses on a particular property? 

Zoning staff are often the first and sometimes the only point of contact for many people.

See Section 30-4.A.2, Use Table Click Here OR 
Call a Zoning Administrator at (910) 433-1062(910) 433-1705, or (910) 433-1767 for clarification.

Staff review requests for Sign and Fence permits, Setbacks and other site-related standards, for everything from storage sheds to new commercial or industrial buildings. They also handle daily inquiries about the Zoning of a particular piece of property and how it can be used.


Planning Section

Planning staff support several commissions charged with reviewing development proposals and making recommendations to the City Council. The boards and commissions most directly involved with development regulations or land use decisions are: the Planning Commission, the Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment. Staff also supports the Historic Resources Commission, Public Arts Commission, and the City-County Joint Appearance Commission. To read about the City's Boards and Commissions and their purposes, schedules and other information, Click Here.  

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