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Planning & Community Development

The Planning and Community Development Department administers the City’s adopted planning policies as set forth by the City Council.

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 2021
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)
  • Administers the Henderson Main Street Program
  • 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
The Planning and Community Development 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) 430-5723 or by fax at (252) 492-7935.

Please be advised, permits are issued between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.