Planning & Zoning
The planning department is given the task of administrating the zoning and subdivision ordinances for the Town. Zoning permits, sign permits, subdivisions, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, site plans and text amendments are some the everyday items that the department is charged with handling.
The planning department is currently involved with large scale projects such as the GIS mapping of the Town's Assets, updating ordinances and implementing a proactive code enforcement program.
Requests to Planning Board
If your request or project needs to go before the planning board for a recommendation to the Town Council our department will help guide you through the process to make sure you and the town get everything done as quickly and fairly as possible.
Questions & Comments
If you have any questions or input on any of these topics please contact Patti Arnold at 910-328-4131.
Questions specific to GIS mapping can be sent via email to our GIS Technician Mike Dickson.
For general inquiries or to schedule an appointment contact Patricia Arnold, our administrative assistant at 910-328-4131 or by email.
**Beginning June 12, 2019, the Town of Surf City will start using the ViewPoint online permitting system.
Once you sign up and select your permit, the ViewPoint system has further instructions on how to submit the application and other required documents. Also included are detailed instructions on how to request inspections online and receive inspection results. If you need further assistance, contact the Community Development Department at (910) 328-4131x101.
Planning & Zoning Documents
- Comprehensive Transportation Plan (PDF)
- Draft Subdivision Ordinance (PDF)
- Future Land Classification Map (PDF)
- Land Use Plan (PDF)
- Purchasing Coastal Property in North Carolina Brochure (PDF)
- Salt Tolerant Plants (PDF)
- Sidewalk Infrastructure Expansion (PDF)
- Street Regulations (PDF)
- Development Plan Requirements