Planning, Zoning & Inspections
Corona virus update:
Planning, Zoning, and Inspections staff are available to assist you during this challenging time. Most are working remotely and Town offices are not open to the public. Contact us via phone or email (link to directory) and we will get back with you.
Welcome to the Planning Department of the Town of Carrboro.
The Department helps the town identify and carry out its vision for sustaining existing and future populations and offers professional planning, zoning, building code, engineering, and geographic information services to residents, property owners, businesses, and visitors. Departmental staff also provide support to a number of standing citizen advisory boards and commissions and to citizen committees that are formed to consider special projects.
Please feel free to stop by our offices on the 2nd floor of Town Hall or contact a staff member to set up a meeting to explore your topic of interest.
For maps, downloadable data, and other information that might help you learn more about the Town or be of use in your next development project, please visit Geographic Information Services or our library of planning documents.
The departmental structure includes three Divisions:
Zoning, which handles land use permitting and compliance and administration of the development review process.
Inspections, which handles residential and commercial building code compliance and Minimum Housing Code enforcement. Visit this link to learn about permits for building, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical projects.
The Zoning Division’s Active Projects page provides information on the location and status of current development projects.
Thanks for visiting. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.