The Planning Division of the Development Services Department handles planning reports and special studies, revisions and amendments to the Land Development Standards, zoning and subdivision review, and environmental and floodplain regulations.  Our goal is to engage the public in future decision-making that protects property values, preserves the historic character of Waynesville and promotes "progress with vision." 

Development regulations, zoning, sign ordinance, and more are located in our Land Development Standards (Appendix A of the Town Ordinance):

Zoning Ordinance (Land Development Standards)

Division staff represents the Town on the Technical Coordinating Committee of the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (transportation planning) and the Haywood Greenways Advisory Council.

For information follow links to:

Planning Board

Board of Adjustment

Historic Preservation Commission

Town Ordinances and the Land Development Standards

The Comprehensive Plan Update

2023/2024 Full Fee Schedule

Permit Application Forms