Planning & Development

The Planning & Development Department is responsible for the administration of local land-use regulations established by the County Commission for areas outside the planning and zoning jurisdiction of the county’s ten (10) municipalities.  Departmental activities generally fall within the following sections:

Planning & Zoning: Issuance of zoning permits, subdivision review, land use planning, floodplain administration for the county and all municipalities except Salisbury and Kannapolis, road naming, and address assignment.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Create and maintain GIS data including 911 addressing and custom map making.

Code Enforcement: Investigate complaints regarding non-compliance with zoning, solid waste, and nuisance ordinances.