Boards & Meetings

The New Hanover County Planning Board is responsible for preparing and adopting plans, developing and recommending policies, ordinances, and administering and enforcing these ordinances and plans as they relate to  land use planning, zoning, and growth management issues.

The New Hanover County Zoning Board of Adjustment is responsible for interpreting ordinances and granting variances that allows the property owner to make use of their property in some way which is in conflict with the literal provision of the ordinance but where the spirit of the ordinance is observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.

Click Here to view the Planning Board schedule

Click Here to view the Planning Board application deadlines

Click Here to view the Planning Board Agendas and Minutes

Click Here To view technical requirements for presentations to the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board

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Planning Board Members

Click Here to view the TRC meeting schedule

Click Here to view TRC Agenda Packets & reports

Click Here to view the ZBA schedule

Click Here to view ZBA agenda packets and minutes

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 110 • Wilmington, NC 28403
Planning & Land Use: Phone 910-798-7165 • Fax 910-798-7053
Building Safety: Phone 910-798-7308 • Fax 910-798-7811
Engineering: Phone 910-798-7139 • Fax 910-798-7051