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


* Effective January 2, 2014 all Moore County Zoning, Building, and Environmental Health applications will be processed through the One Stop Permitting office at 1048 Carriage Oaks Drive.



August 2014 Building Permits Issued Report



Moore County Unified Development Ordinance



 Moore County Unified Development Ordinance


 Adopted February 18, 2014 (Amended May 20, 2014)


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