Development Process

The Planning Department shepherds the review of all new residential, commercial, and industrial development and ensures consistency with Pittsboro’s Comprehensive Plans, Unified Development Ordinance, and all other applicable policies.

Most development in Pittsboro requires some review by the Planning Department to verify compliance with minimum standards adopted by the community. Larger developments require review and approval by the Board of Commissioners while smaller projects such as an addition to a home have more clear and objective standards which only requires an administrative level approval by Town staff.

The following services are also handled or assisted by the Planning Department:

Long Range & Strategic Planning

Zoning Administration

Site & Subdivision Plan Review

Economic Development

Code Enforcement