Planning, Inspections & E-911

Planning

Planning Services

The Edgecombe County Planning Office oversees land development planning and permitting. Included in this responsibility is administration of the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) including Zoning, Subdivision, Mobile Home Park, Junk Vehicle, and Flood Damage Prevention. The Planning Office administers these ordinances in conjunction with the long-range Land Development Plan for Edgecombe County. The purpose of land development planning is to ensure orderly growth and development patterns that will enhance the County’s economic well being.

The Planning Office also administers special projects relating to land development. Special projects currently being administered are:

  • Enhanced 911 (E-911) County Addressing Project
  • Countywide Water Districting Project
  • Housing Rehabilitation Programs

General Services & Boards
General services provided by the Planning Office include verification of zoning, census tract, and flood hazard information. Additionally, planning staff is available to consult with property owners and potential developers about the land subdivision and development review process. Copies of ordinances and county maps are available for a limited fee, to assist citizens in understanding the land development process.

The Planning Office works with two citizen boards that meet regularly; the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment (BOA). The responsibilities of each board are as follows:

PLANNING BOARD – An advisory board that reviews major land subdivision plats, rezoning requests, and land development ordinance amendments. Recommendations are referred to the Board of Commissioners. Periodically the Planning Board evaluates land development policies and trends to assess the need for changes.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m. NOTE: There is a fee associated with submission of subdivision plats. The fee varies according to size of development.

                    Members:                              

     Term Expires:

   Jonathan Melvin (Chair)                 

           12/2020

   Ada Barnes Morgan (Vice Chair)     

           12/2020

   Billy Boddie                         

           04/2020

   William Gaines                             

            11/2019

   Fred Hampton                                      

            11/2021

   Edna Parker                                 

            11/2019

   John Smith

            11/2021

   Reuben Thompson IV

           06/2020


BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – A quasi-judicial appeals board that grants variances from zoning ordinance development standards (pursuant to hardships) and conditional use permits. Appeals of BOA rulings are to the court system.
MEETING SCHEDULE: As caseload demands, on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

           Members:                               

       Term Expires:

   Charlie Cobb (Chair)                         

              05/2020

   James E. Bridges (Vice Chair)     

              09/2018

   John A. Killebrew                         

              03/2021

   Billy Trevathan                             

              12/2020

   Richard T. Wells                                  

              09/2018

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