Zoning is the designation of a particular property or portion thereof using one of the districts contained in the Rowan County Zoning OrdinanceZoning establishes a set of guidelines for development and land use that promote the health, safety and general welfare of the county's citizens. For more information, regarding zoning districts, dimensional requirements, permitted uses, etc., click on the appropriate link below. For zoning related questions, contact the Planning & Development Department at (704) 216-8588.

Related Links
Home Occupations
Site Plan Checklist
Table of Dimensional Standards
Table of Uses

Zoning Districts
Zoning Map (updated 10.04.16)


Appeal                                                                   SNIA
Conditional Use Permit                                         Special Use Permit
Family Manufactured Home Park                         Temporary Use Permit
Parallel Conditional Use Rezoning                       Variance

Permit to Exceed Noise Ordinance                      Zoning Text Amendment
Rezoning                                                              Zoning Verification

​Town of China Grove
​The Rowan County Planning & Development Department is contracted to administer the Town of China Grove's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  Development related applications and documents may be view at the Town of China Grove's website.

Other Information

Rezoning & Conditional Use Permit Process
Farmland Preservation Districts