The Development Services Department provides services related to land use and community planning. This includes administration of zoning, building inspections, code compliance, minimum housing, subdivision, floodplain administration, sedimentation and erosion control regulations, and permits.
The Town is updating its Land Development Standards (LDS) that govern our zoning and development regulations. Most of the changes are required by Chapter 160D that was adopted by the N.C. General Assembly in 2019. Chapter 160D clarifies and consolidates city and county- enabling statutes related to development. Learn more about the adopted text amendments.