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.

  1. Planner On Call

    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.

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.


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.