Current Planning and Zoning staff are responsible for administering the county’s land use ordinances through review of residential and commercial site plans, subdivision review, and facilitating requests for rezonings, Special Use Permits, variances, and appeals of zoning determinations through the public hearing process.
Learn more about:
Unified Development Ordinance Applications:
At their September 8, 2020 meeting the New Hanover County Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt amendments to the unified development ordinance. Please see the below documents until the full document can be updated:
For historic ordinances please contact the Planning and Land Use Department at 910-798-7165.