The Planning and Community Development Department oversees:

  • Development
  • Mapping
  • Minimum housing
  • Planning
  • Zoning

Staff reviews residential, commercial, and industrial development, and works to ensure new development is consistent with Lenoir's Comprehensive Plan.

Public Hearings

Did you receive a notice of public hearing in the mail? Visit the Planning Board Meetings page to view upcoming meetings and public hearings.

  1. Lauren Hartley

    Planning Technician

  1. Planner On Call

    Phone: 828-610-8442
    If you have a question about planning, zoning, or development in Lenoir, call the planner on call Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


All of our applications are available electronically as fillable PDFs (links below). We can accept electronic submissions via email (see below). 

Permit Applications & Forms


We are happy to discuss your project with you via phone. Please call the Planner on Call at 828-610-8442 to schedule an appointment, or email the Planning Technician (see above.) Many of our pre-application meetings can be handled entirely through email – please include plans, plat maps, etc. and a list of questions and your email will be routed to the appropriate staff person to review and respond.