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Development Services

The Development Services Department is located in City Hall and is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Department can be reached at (252) 430-5700 or by fax at (252) 492-7935.

The department administers zoning and subdivision regulations within the corporate city limits and the extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The ETJ’s boundary goes up to one and one-half mile from the city limits.

To view the official zoning map:  Official Zoning Map 2-12-2024

Functions include: 

  • Reviews site plans and new development proposals
  • Updates and maintains the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and any other duly adopted plans and policies
  • Oversees updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan
  • Provides information to and advises citizens, contractors, developers and elected officials concerning development regulations, zoning requirements & subdivision regulations, etc.
  • Administers the CDBG Program (Community Development Block Grants)
  • Provides staff support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Community Development Advisory Committee and Downtown Development Commission
  • Serves on the Rural Transportation Planning Organization
  • Provides technical assistance to other departments and agencies as necessary