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Planning & Development Department


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.
Click here to view Planning & Development Services provided for Other Jurisdictions within Guilford County.

Planning & Development Sections

Community Services
     Economic Development
     Housing Program
     Soil and Water Conservation
     Water & Sewer
Environmental Services-Solid Waste and Recycling  
Permitting & Inspections
     Building Inspections
     Soil Erosion Control
Plan Review
     Residential Plan Review
     Commercial Plan Review
Planning & Zoning 
     Zoning Enforcement
Watershed Protection & Stormwater Management
     Floodplain Management

Planning & Development
Independence Center
400 W Market Street
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
641-3334 (T)  641-6988 (F)

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