Planning & Zoning

About the Department

The Planning and Zoning Department services include properties in the county which are outside the municipalities limits and their extra territorial jurisdiction. 

This department is responsible for determining:

  • Building setbacks
  • Floodplain data
  • Lot sizes
  • Subdivision approvals
  • Watershed data
  • Zoning districts

If you have questions about any of the requirements, please call the office at 252-583-1082.

Permit Requirements

Certificate of Zoning Compliance Permit

A Certificate of Zoning Compliance Permit is required for any structures being built and/or enlarged; mobile home installations and/or mobile home replacements, etc. 

Conditional Use Permit

Any new business or enlargements to existing businesses or change in business operations requires a Conditional Use permit.