• Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement
  • The Mission of the Planning and Community Development Department is to work with citizens and stakeholders to provide a range of planning and technical services aimed at enhancing the health, safety, and well-being of all citizens and visitors of Pender County.

  • The Vision of the Planning and Community Development Department is to protect, preserve, and enhance Pender County’s coastal and agricultural heritage through strategic growth management and planning. Collectively, we will strive to balance development impacts on natural habitats, transportation systems, and existing neighborhoods through the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders in the community and region. We will enhance our technical and professional support for all citizens and stakeholders. Lastly, we will continue to strive to improve the quality of life that makes Pender County a desirable community for visitors and residents alike.

Within the unincorporated areas of Pender County, Planning and Community Development administers the functions of Planning, Land Use, Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Flood Preparedness.

Planning Department Contact Telephone Number:  910-259-1202

Travis Henley, MPA, CFM, Planning and Community Development Director
Email: thenley@pendercountync.gov

Planning News

Public Comment Open for 2022-2032 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

A 30-day public comment period opens on 2/22/22 and closes on 3/23/22 to provide residents and interested individuals the opportunity to give feedback on the 2022-2032 Draft Parks and Comprehensive Recreation Master Plan. The Plan will be available on the County website, and copies will also be  available at 805 South Walker St., Burgaw, NC. […]

Burgaw Office Location

The Burgaw office location of the Planning & Community Development Department provides services for Permits and Inspections, Planning, Land Use, and Zoning, GIS, and Parks and Recreation.

Hampstead Office Location

The Hampstead office location of the Planning & Community Development Department provides services for Permits and Inspections, and Planning, Land Use, and Zoning.
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