Planning, Inspections & E-911

Planning, Inspections & E-911

                                OUR MISSION
  • To prepare, enforce, and educate the public on local rules and regulations as they pertain to the orderly growth and development of the county.
  • To protect the lives and property of all citizens through proper construction and development methods, utilizing state and local codes and ordinances.
  • To provide an effective referral system so that all citizens will know where and how to go about applying for and receiving services.
  • To provide services in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner without any discrimination.

Important Information about COVID-19 and the impact on County Operations

Due to necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our office is closed for in-person business. Please following the following:


  • Permit applications for all trades are to be left in the drop-box at the front entrance of the County Administration Building, 201 St. Andrew St.  We will contact you when permits are ready for pickup.        
  • General Contractor applications that include plans to be reviewed are to call the office at (252) 641-7802 to schedule an appointment.
  • Our inspectors will continue to work as needed.     

  Surveyors who have maps to be reviewed are to call the office at (252) 641-7802 to schedule an appointment.

 Attention: Area Churches
The Planning and Inspections Department is in the process of updating the County's area church listings. 
Please contact our office at 252-641-7803 to update your church contacts.

 Lease Buyout Properties
Edgecombe County is leasing property for $10. ($1 per year for 10 years) These properties are to remain empty lots.  No structures allowed.  Please contact the Planning Office at (252) 641- 7802 or visit us at 201 St. Andrew St. Room 205, Tarboro, NC 27886 for more information.
Properties for Sale
Click here for the most current list of properties obtained through tax foreclosure. If you would like to make an offer to purchase a property, download and complete this FORM .
Mail to : Attention: Planning Director
Edgecombe County Planning Department
P.O. Box 10, Tarboro, NC 27886
For more information call: (252) 641-7802 or
visit the planning office located in room 205.
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