The mission of the Moore County Planning and Community Development Department is to plan for growth and to protect the rights, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Moore County through long range planning and enforcement development-related ordinances.  Major responsibilities include zoning administration, floodplain management, permitting, land subdivisions, and inspections to insure compliance with the North Carolina Building and Fire Code.  Other projects administered by the department include community development activities and long range planning to ensure the long-term sustainability of Moore County.  The department also serves as staff to three advisory boards; the Moore County Planning Board, Subdivision Review Board and Board of Adjustment.

Moore County Planning and Community Development

1048 Carriage Oaks Drive, Carthage, NC 28327 (map)

Planning & Community Development 

(910) 947-5010

 Central Permitting & Building Inspections

(910) 947-2221

Department News and Upcoming Events


Moore County Planning public hearing results can be found here. 


The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm. .



July 2015 Permits Issued Report



Moore County Unified Development Ordinance



 Moore County Unified Development Ordinance


 Adopted February 18, 2014 (Amended March 3, 2015)


2013 Land Use Plan



 2013 Land Use Plan

(Adopted November 19, 2013)



  • Comparison of Goals - Summarizes the goals of the 1999 Land Use Plan and the current 2013 Land Use Plan.

    • Presented at Critical Issues Summit II on September 19, 2013