What are zoning regulations?

Zoning regulations are rules and standards adopted by the New Hanover County Board of County Commissioners that establish the basic, common requirements for property development on an individual lot. Zoning regulations establish the different types of development districts in the county, such as residential, commercial or industrial, and identify appropriate standards for lot size, building placement, height of structures, and uses in those districts. Zoning regulations typically include standards for the basic design of features such as parking lots, landscaping, parks and open spaces, commercial lighting, and rural character conservation.

View the county’s current zoning regulations.

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1. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
2. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
3. Do I need a permit to put up a sign?
4. Do Zoning staff regulate animal issues?
5. Do Zoning staff regulate noise issues?
6. How can I find out the zoning of my property?
7. Is a permit required to operate a Residential Care Facility?
8. What are subdivision regulations?
9. What are the regulations for home occupations?
10. What are zoning regulations?
11. What is a Conservation Overlay District (COD), and what can I do within a COD?
12. What is a Unified Development Ordinance?
13. What is a variance and how do I obtain one?
14. What is required by the Zoning office to open a business in New Hanover County?