community Planning & Economic Development

The Planning, Zoning and Economic Department administers and implements programs that involve land uses either in the city or the extraterritorial land use jurisdiction area.

The planning functions include the facilitating of the activities of the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Landmark Commission. Other duties are long-range planning, subdivision ordinance administration, economic development, technical review, geographic information services, grant development and administration, industrial development incentive grants and downtown investment incentive grants.

The zoning functions include facilitation of zoning permits required for all building permits and Zoning Ordinance Enforcement.

Contact us:

If you have questions related to Zoning, or need Zoning Approval on a form such as a Fence, Accessory Building, Environmental Health approval (septic tank/ perk test) approval etc., email Zoning at or call 704-730-2108

For input or to request additional information regarding the upcoming UDO changes to the zoning ordinance, click here.