Community Development

The Community Development Department consists of planning, zoning, GIS, and building inspections.

The Town of Surf City adopted the Comprehensive Land Use Plan at the Feb 7th, 2023 council meeting.   

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Register for our Online Permitting Program here.

To register for a permit click the link above to create an account or sign in to viewpoint. Once logged in 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 at (910) 328-4131 x101.

Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) Permits

The State of North Carolina requires that a special CAMA permit be obtained for areas located near coastal waters. Access the North Carolina Environmental Quality Division of Coastal Management website for more information on CAMA permits or contact Jason Dail at 910-796-7221.

Click here to view Land Use Documents and the Town of Surf City Streets List.

What do the Land Use Documents typically include? 

  • Certificate of Occupancy

  •  Flood Elevation 

  •  Final Surveys