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
The Official Zoning Map designates the location and boundaries of the various base zoning and overlay zoning districts established in this Ordinance. The Official Zoning Map shall be kept on file in the Planning and Zoning Division and is available for public inspection during normal business hours. 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.
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.
Call a Zoning Administrator at (910) 433-1062, (910) 433-1705, or (910) 433-1767 for clarification.
- Building Permit Application Form
- Sign Permit Application
- Temporary Use/Special Event Permit
- Food Truck - Quick Reference Guide
- Zoning Compliance Form
- Fee Schedule
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 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.
- Historic Preservation & Historic Districts
- City/County Joint Appearance Commission
- Planning Commission
- Rezoning, Conditional Zoning and Special Use Permits
- Site Plan & Subdivision Approval
- Studies and Plans
- Variances & Administrative Adjustments