Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Division of the Planning & Inspections Department functions within a general policy framework developed by the Board of Commissioners. The division assists in establishing County development objectives, prepares plans which incorporate those objectives, and coordinates development activities affecting County growth. The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the Unified Development Ordinance and updating the Land Use Plan.

Responsibilities of the Planning & Zoning Division
  • Administers land use, environmental, and development regulations;
  • Provides technical assistance to governmental agencies, advisory groups, and private citizens;
  • Processes applications for developments and coordinates the review process, which includes the Technical Review Committee (TRC) plan review;
  • Coordinates appeals and interpretations to the Board of Adjustment and serves as the primary liaison to the Planning Board;
  • Increases public awareness of planning.
Public Hearing Notices

Currituck County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at the Historic Currituck County Courthouse on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. and possibly take action on:

    • PB 24-15 Brandon Reed:  Request for an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 4. Use Standards, to allow sales and rentals of low-speed vehicles and golf carts subject to a zoning compliance permit.
    • PB 24-09 Howard Land Development, Inc:  Request for a conventional rezoning of 26.78 acres from Agriculture, General Business, and Single-Family Residential-Mainland Districts to Single-Family Residential Mainland and General Business Districts. The parcels are located in Grandy, Tax Map 94, Parcels 168, 161B, and 161C, Poplar Branch Township.
    • PB 24-09 Howard Land Development:  Request for an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 1. General Standards, Chapter 2. Administration, Chapter 4. Use Standards, and Chapter 5. Development Standards, to require special use permits for certain developments in Corolla that include a traffic impact analysis and engineered stormwater design, and to establish additional community compatibility standards countywide.