• 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

Collector Street Plan Update

The 2021 Collector Street Plan Update, which includes input from citizens, developers, and guidance from a steering committee, was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on October 18, 2021. The plan and a website with additional information about collector streets can be accessed via the links below. 2021 Collector Street Plan Collector Street Plan […]

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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