Current Planning and Zoning staff are responsible for administering the county’s land use ordinances through review of residential and commercial site plans, subdivision review, and more.
Access Applications, Ordinances, and Technical Manuals and Reports.
The Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) program manages development in coastal areas by requiring permits for development in Areas of Environmental Concern (AECs).
Floodplain management aims to reduce flood risk, protect public health and safety, and help communities become more resilient.
The Zoning Division of the Planning and Land Use Department is responsible for enforcing the county’s land use ordinances for properties within the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County.