Planning and Development

Our Mission: The Vance County Planning & Development Department is dedicated to fulfill its role as administrator and advisor on land use, planning, zoning, subdivision, code enforcement, state building codes and other regulatory programs to guide and shape future growth and development within the county.



The Planning and Development Department is divided into two divisions including the Planning Division and the Inspections Division.  Together these divisions strive for excellence in serving the citizens of Vance County with state-mandated inspections for all phases of construction and the administration and enforcement of all Board adopted legislation, including the land use plan, zoning, subdivision, manufactured housing, watershed protection and flood damage prevention ordinances.  The issuance of permits for construction and the provision of inspection services as required under N.C.G.S. 153A-351 helps ensure the public’s health, safety, and welfare in the building and land use environment.  The Department provides owners and builders with plan review, answers to code-related questions and investigation of complaints.  Additionally the Department administers and maintains the county GIS mapping data including the maintenance of the county’s electronic tax maps.

The Department provides guidance and direction in the adoption of policies and regulations to encourage orderly growth and development and long-range community development in Vance County.  These public policy choices include: residential, commercial, and industrial land use development standards; floodplain management; county wide water development; watershed protection; & county zoning enforcements.  This work involves the collection and evaluation of data, research and analysis of options and alternatives, and the selection and implementation of projects and programs.

The Department serves as a professional staff to the County Planning Board and provides recommendations and suggestions to the Board of County Commissioners, citizen advisory groups, and other agencies on comprehensive land use policies and plans, zoning recommendations, special permits, hazard mitigation, and subdivision regulations.



Name Title Phone Email
Keith Callahan Planning and Development Director 252-738-2091
Nicole Talley Planner 252-738-2093
Faye Middleton Planning Technician 252-738-2085
Joe Mustian Building Codes Enforcement Officer 252-738-2088
Don Eatmon Building Codes Enforcement Officer 252-738-2084
Andrew Rice Building Codes Enforcement Officer 252-738-2082




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