Planning & Zoning
The planning department is given the task of administrating the zoning and subdivision ordinances for the Town. Zoning permits, sign permits, subdivisions, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, site plans and text amendments are some the everyday items that the department is charged with handling.
Once you sign up and select your permit, the ViewPoint system has further instructions on how to submit the application and other required documents. Also included are detailed instructions on how to request inspections online and receive inspection results. If you need further assistance, contact the Community Development Department.
Requests to Planning Board
If your request or project needs to go before the planning board for a recommendation to the Town Council our department will help guide you through the process to make sure you and the town get everything done as quickly and fairly as possible.
Surf City requires that all construction, renovations, signs and development be done under a valid permit issued by the Town. Please call us to find out if your project requires a permit prior to work being started. Lot clearing is not allowed without a zoning permit
Planning & Zoning Documents
- Comprehensive Transportation Plan (PDF)
- Future Land Classification Map (PDF)
- Land Use Plan (PDF)
- Purchasing Coastal Property in North Carolina Brochure (PDF)
- Salt Tolerant Plants (PDF)
- Sidewalk Infrastructure Expansion (PDF)
- Street Regulations (PDF)
- Development Plan Requirements
- Surf City Bike and Ped Plan