Planning and Zoning

305 West Church Street

A variety of services are administered by the Planning and Zoning Department. These activities predominately address land use and development matters, but also include community preservation standards relating to dilapidated housing, abandoned buildings, and junked or nuisance vehicles.

Zoning regulations are often complex and can be quite confusing for individuals not familiar with land use restrictions. Whether an entrepreneur considering Laurinburg as the site for a new business or a family planning the installation of a backyard pool, land use regulations are one of the first hurdles that must be cleared. A zoning permit is the authorization which certifies compliance with zoning requirements. These permits are obtained from the City Zoning Officer. The Planning and Zoning Department is also responsible for reviewing proposed subdivisions as well as processing rezoning petitions and variance requests. These matters have specific procedures and time constraints which must be followed. The City Zoning Officer can answer any questions you may have regarding matters coming before the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

If you have any questions, contact Mac McInnis, Planner/Zoning Officer/Code Enforcement Officer at (910) 276-8257.