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Office 104 S Williamson Ave Elon, NC 27244

Planning Zoning And Development Services

Planning, Zoning and Development Services Department Goals: 

  1. Provide good growth management by making decisions that maintain our small-town characteristics by strategically locating new land development in the most appropriate places, use existing infrastructure investments and preserve open space. 
  2. Build strong relationships by coordinating and cooperating with key community institutions and surrounding jurisdictions. 
  3. Carefully preserve Elon’s environmental resources. 
  4. Help preserve Elon’s small-town character. 
  5. Provide adequate public services and infrastructure. 

Some of the many tasks that the Developmental Services team is involved with include: 

  1. Serving as the liaison between the local government, town citizens, and elected/appointed boards. 
  2. Providing good customer service and a working relationship with the community. 
  3. Processing and/or reviewing subdivision plans, final plats, site plans, zoning permits, sign permits, home occupation permits, fence permits, rezoning requests, variances, appeals and interpretations of the Land Management Ordinance, and zoning/code enforcement. 
  4. Assessing the Land Management Ordinance to ensure its compatibility with state and federal laws and the needs of the local community. 
  5. Representing the town in regional and transportation organizations. 
  6. Meeting with citizens, property owners, entrepreneurs, and investors to provide guidance on issues ranging from potential uses for a property to how to open a new business within the town. 

Land Management Ordinance