COVID-19 Update

DUE TO COVID-19, the Town of Pittsboro government office located at Chatham Mills is closed to the public. With the closure of the departments (Engineering, Parks, and Planning) to visitors, a system of drop boxes is located at the entrance to the office. There is one drop box for pick-up of those items we need to give out, and one drop box for citizens to drop-off those items that need attention from staff. Applications and payment (checks only) may be dropped off / picked up at the office (drop box located at the front door) or mailed to the Town of Pittsboro Planning Department, PO Box 759, Pittsboro NC 27312-0759. If you have any questions or need more information, please call 919-533-5480 during regular business hours.


The Town of Pittsboro Planning Department provides quality customer service to our citizens, business owners, and the development community. The Planning Department is the central point of contact for all development-related needs within the Town of Pittsboro’s corporate limits and Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The Department is hard at work developing plans, which are designed to work together, to help move one of the fast-growing towns in North Carolina forward. The Department facilitates sustainable growth through regulations that promote a balance of the built and natural environments. Our professional staff helps customers understand all applicable regulations and guides them through the development process.

How to Find A Property's Zoning

The Chatham County Land Use and Planning Viewer is an interactive map. At the top left, enter your Address or Parcel ID and search. The Viewer should take you to the address/parcel entered and display your zoning district. Chatham County maintains this system and the information reflected is not guaranteed to be accurate.

Schedule a Meeting

For new project consideration, contact the Planning office to schedule a Scoping Meeting and/or a Pre-Submittal Meeting. Scoping Meetings are scheduled on Thursday afternoons. Pre-Submittal Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons.