Planning & Development

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The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for managing the community's growth and providing support services which guide development from concepts to completed projects. Staff assists the Town Council, appointed Boards, and citizens with the management of growth and promoting public health, safety and general welfare through formulation and implementation of plans, policies, procedures, the Town’s Code of Ordinances and North Carolina State Building Codes.

Our focus is respect and integrity as we serve the public in planning and developing their properties through educating, guiding, assisting, and overseeing the town’s rules and regulations.  We provide services to maintain a sustainable community.  We exist to help preserve the community’s character while working with the Town’s growth, needs, and changes.

Comprehensive Planning

Harbor Management Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan
2007 Land Use Plan
CB Master Development Plan
Dow Road Corridor Study


Code of Ordinances
Zoning Map