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Downloads: Permit Applications, Zoning Map and the Land Use (Zoning) Ordinance - click here.

Permits may be emailed to the Planning & Development Department for processing, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Land Use Ordinance (Zoning) Amendments Per NCGS 160D - click here to view 

 Please review drafted amendments to the Land Use Ordinance as required by Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on June 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. prior to adoption of the ordinance changes. Written comments may be submitted to City Clerk Traci Storey by 12-noon on Thursday, June 10 for inclusion in the City Council Agenda. All citizens are encouraged to review and participate in this process. For more info, please contact 252-533-2844 to speak with Planning Director Kelly Traynham or City Planner Joe Hatch. 


Zoning Districts and Zoning Map

Zoning Map Website 06202017

In order to achieve the purposes of the Land Use Ordinance, all property within the planning jurisdiction of Roanoke Rapids is divided into zoning district classifications: residential, commercial, and industrial. Amendments (changes) to the Official Zoning Map are accomplished using legislative procedures described in the Land Use Ordinance. For information about the process of rezoning, please see "A Citizen's Guide to the Rezoning Process" located under permit downloads.

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

Contact us:

Office Hours are Monday through Friday: 8:30AM to 5:00 PM Phone: (252) 533-2844.

Fax: (252) 533-2870

  • Kelly Traynham, 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.
  • Richard Reagan, Code Enforcement Officer 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.
  • Roger Bell, Code Enforcement Officer (Minimum Housing) 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.
  • Lian Elliott, Administrative Support Assistant  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Roanoke Rapids' Fair Housing Policy establishes a procedure for handling complaints concerning housing discrimination at the local level. If any citizen experiences discrimination in housing because of race, color, sex, religion, handicap, familial status, or national origin, they may contact the Director of Planning and Development at (252)533-2844. Any individual wishing TDD assistance may call 911 and indicate the need for TDD assistance, and the city will then arrange such assistance. Complaints will be reviewed and forwarded to the North Carolina Human Relations Commission in Raleigh (Phone: 919-807-4420; 866-324-7474; or Relay North Carolina TT# 800-735-2962) for further review and conciliation. For more information, please review the City's Fair Housing Complaint Procedure Document available under "Permits"

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection Notifications

        Loose leaf season has ended. It will resume in November.      Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or blow leaves into the...

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