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The Guilford County Planning and Development Department’s mission is to promote a safe, secure, and stable environment for Guilford County through comprehensive and coordinated planning efforts, active citizen involvement, and professional expertise designed to promote responsible growth and development. Emphasis is placed on accomplishing this mission by maintaining the natural environment for residents and visitors – both now and in the future.

The Planning and Development Department consists of several sections that work closely together to address the many aspects of land development and to facilitate the planned and orderly growth of the County through comprehensive land use controls and collectively promoting orderly and prudent community growth, while sustaining healthy business climates within the County’s incorporated and unincorporated areas.

The Planning & Development Department provides services to other jurisdictions in Guilford County.

Planning & Development Sections