Planning Department | Mission & Responsibilities

The Morehead City Planning Division provides assistance and direction to citizens, property owners, and elected/appointed officials regarding the development and use of land within Morehead City’s corporate limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The division works to guide efficient growth and development, administer development regulations, and provide staff support to the City’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. The division facilitates the creation of long-range plans and policies which provide guidance for shaping Morehead City’s growth.

Planning services include review of requests for rezoning, multifamily and planned developments, annexation, and street/alley closing. Planning staff also creates and maintains Geographic Information System (GIS) data, including maintenance of the City’s zoning and corporate limits maps.

Zoning services include sign regulation, zoning code enforcement, and zoning site plan review. For additional information concerning zoning, view the Zoning information page.

For additional information, view the FAQ page or contact staff.