Planning Board

The Planning Board is a nine member appointed advisory body making recommendations to the County Commissioners regarding a variety of land use related topics including rezoning and ordinance text amendment requests.


The Planning Board meets on the Fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Meeting Room on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Rowan County Administration Building located at 130 W. Innes Street in Salisbury.


Agendas are available prior to each meeting. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Nine members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners for three-year terms. Members should be from sections of Rowan County who have knowledge and an interest in planning for the growth of the County. Generally meets monthly or as needed.

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Rules of Procedure

Review the Planning Board's Rules of Procedure (PDF).