Planning and Development

The Planning and Development office answers questions concerning zoning and rezoning matters, 911 addressing, annexation, property uses, as well as building permits, building inspections, minimum housing and building codes. The Planning and Development office is also in charge of Code Enforcement.  You can download all permits and the Zoning Ordinance here.  The Planning and Development Office is located on the first floor of City Hall.

For information about the process of rezoning, please see "A Citizen's Guide to the Rezoning Process" located under permit downloads.

The Code Enforcement Section (Building Inspections Division) is part of the Planning and Development Department and works to insure that all State Building Code and local requirements are met. The Code Enforcement Section is also located on the first floor of City Hall.  View downloads here.

The Code Enforcement Staff is available to respond to questions concerning:

  • the issuance of building permits
  • electrical permits
  • plumbing permits
  • mechanical permits
  • minimum housing code requirements
  • building inspections
  • occupancy permits
  • construction plan review
  • junk cars
  • building codes and related matters

NOTICE TO PLUMBING CONTRACTORS & PROPERTY OWNERS. This notice is to inform you of an amendment to the 2012 NC Plumbing Code, effective March 1, 2017.

Section 306.2.4 Tracer wire.    For plastic sewer piping, an insulated copper tracer wire or other approved conductor shall be installed adjacent to and over the full length of the piping. Access shall be provided to the tracer wire or the tracer wire shall terminate at the cleanout between the building drain and building sewer. The tracer wire size shall be not less than 14 AWG and the insulation type shall be listed for direct burial.

 

Inspectors Office Hours

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Daily
Phone: (252) 533-2844
Fax: (252) 533-2870
Monday through Friday: 8:30AM to 5:00 PM

Kelly T. Lasky, Director of Planning & Development (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Brian Duhadaway, Code Enforcement Supervisor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Joseph Hatch, City Planner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donald Tart, Code Enforcement Officer (Minimum. Housing)  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Kristopher Jordan, Code Enforcement Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristyn Anderson, Administrative Support Assistant (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)