Planning & Land Use
Welcome to New Hanover County Planning & Land Use
The Planning & Land Use Department works with residents, stakeholders, and elected officials to identify and evaluate policies guiding the development and use of land in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County; implements programs and regulations to advance these goals; and administers the county’s development regulations through project review and analysis of development applications.
Our department provides a variety of services relating to land use activities and property development. This includes rezonings, site plan review, zoning verification letters, addressing, and long-range projects.
We try to help as best we can with all questions and requests, however some things fall under other departments.
Need an address?
Property addresses are required for all permit submittals. If your property does not have an address or you need multiple addresses for a large project, please contact Katherine May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address records don't match?
Issues with mail delivery?
Please verify your address with our address map. If your address is correct, please contact your local USPS office for assistance.
Incorrect address on Google maps?
We do not directly inform Google or other private mapping services of address updates. If your new address isn't appearing on Google maps, please contact Google to update their address records.