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PLANNING DEPARTMENT MEETINGS CALENDAR:                                      
Click here for the 2017 Subdivision Calendar
Click here for the 2017 Zoning Calendar


FEMA Flood Map Panel Viewing Instructions

Please click the link above to view instructions on how to view changes to the FEMA Flood Map Panels. Please visit to view changes to the FEMA Flood Map Panels.
Comprehensive Plan Page
Click the link for all information regarding this process and stay up to date on the planning process.
Natural Gas & Oil Information

 Public Hearing Signs

If you have seen a yellow public hearing sign and are interested in learning more about the proposed item, please select this link for more information.

Concept Plans

Link here to view information about pending
concept plans for subdivisions.

When Do I Need a Permit?¿Cuando Necesito un Permiso?

This helpful checklist in both English and Spanish helps you determine if you need a permit for renovations, repairs, or other work on your home or business. Click here to see form.  Español está en la página dos.

Development Pre-Application Meeting Information

Pre-application meetings provide an opportunity for applicants to meet informally with permitting staff to discuss the County's permitting processes for opening a new business, expanding a current business or other land development (i.e. major subdivision, Conditional Use Permit).  Meetings are not required, but are offered in an effort to make the permitting process as seamless as possible and provide feedback on preliminary proposals prior to document and application submittal.  The meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons.  For more information or to schedule a meeting, contact Janie Phelps at (919) 542-8221, or    

Step-by-Step Guide

Pre-Application Information Form


Click here for the online calendar                    

INTRODUCTION:  The mission of the Planning Department is to manage the land development and permitting processes of
Chatham County in an efficient and effective 
manner by advising boards, assisting applicants
for developments, and enforcing land use and
related regulations, with the goal of saving the  
county from unnecessary expenses in the future
to correct development problems and to protect
the citizens' investment in property. 

MAJOR SERVICES: This office primarily provides:  

  • Long-range land use planning;
  • Oversight of current planning;
  • Administration and enforcement of land use ordinances and regulations (zoning, subdivision, watershed, floodplain management, junkyard, communications towers, off-premise signs, and mobile home regulations); and
  • Coordination of Community Development Block Grant funds for scattered-site housing funds for low-income residents.


OFFICE: 80-A East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Located between the BP Station and Hardees in the Dunlap Building

OFFICE HOURS: 8 am-5 pm on Monday-Friday, except for holidays

MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 54, Pittsboro, NC 27312

PHONE: 919-542-8204

DIRECTOR: Jason Sullivan



PLANNING CALENDAR: Link to calendar


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