Planning

Welcome to the City of Lenoir Planning and Community Development Department!


The Planning and Community Development Department oversees planning, zoning, minimum housing, stormwater, and mapping for the City of Lenoir. In an effort to provide excellent customer service, the Planning and Community Development Department utilizes a “planner on call” system to handle all incoming calls and permit requests.

Please call (828) 610-8442 to speak to the planner on call or visit on the 3rd floor of City Hall, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All of our forms and applications are now available online in fillable pdf format or you can pick up a hard copy of any application on the 3rd floor of City Hall.


Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers about common questions related to our department. For more detailed information about our department, use the links to your left (desktop users) or at the top of the page (mobile users).


Did you receive a notice of public hearing in the mail? Pending land development applications


Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (Lenoir to Morganton Master Plan)


North Main Small Area Plan