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The Pasquotank County Planning Department oversees the County land development regulations including but not limited to Subdivision and Zoning Administration and compliance. The department also assigns E-911 street addresses.

The department serves as staff support for Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment.

Pasquotank County Planning & Inspections Department
office hours will be as follows:

Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm

Building Inspector in-office hours will be as follows:
Monday – Friday
8am – 10am and 4pm – 5pm


Shelley Cox, Director
email: coxs@co.pasquotank.nc.us

206 E Main St

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: 252-335-1891

Fax: 252-337-6733

The Planning Office is located at in the main courthouse, in the center hallway.

Development Regulations

County Land Use Regulations are effective for all land areas outside the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Elizabeth City.

Rezoning Property

To rezone any tract of land in the County's jurisdiction, the petition must be heard by the Planning Board which will make a recommendation to the County Commissioners who will hold a public hearing and make the decision.

Click here to see current zoning maps

County Statistics
2010 Population: 40,661
Pasquotank Cover 289.19 sq miles

Planning Board and Board of Adjustment

Meeting Dates and Deadlines (2017)

Meeting Dates and Deadlines (2018)

Subdivision Lots Approved - 9 year history
Development Regulations
Subdivision Regulations
Zoning Ordinances
StormWater Ordinance
StormWater Drainage Design Manual
Planning Applications
Planning Department Fees
Subdivision Fee Schedule
Approved CAMA Land Use Plan