Planning & Inspections

The Town of Boone’s planning jurisdiction includes both the corporate limits and extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). It encompasses approximately 13 square miles of rapidly urbanizing land located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

The Planning & Inspections Department assists the Town Council and appointed Boards in managing growth and promoting public health, safety and general welfare through the formulation of plans, policy recommendations as well as the administration of the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance, North Carolina State Building Codes and various nuisance codes and statutes.

It is our goal to provide the very best service to our customers in the development community, while developing strategies to guide growth in a manner that preserves and enhances both the natural and built environments and creating a community of lasting value.

The department manages several major programs including Building, Enforcement, Planning and Zoning. Through these major programs we can better focus our resources and provide better quality and more effective services to the Town.

We hope that you find the information on our website to be helpful and invite you to call or stop by our office with any questions that you may have relating to land use, development, subdivision, building or inspection services. Information may also be obtained via e-mail from any contacts listed on this page.

The Planning & Inspections Department is open Monday though Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are located in the Old Downtown Post Office at 680 West King St. Suite C, Boone, NC 28607.

Please note that the information contained on this website is intended for general use and may not always accurately reflect current policies or procedures.


     Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure (PDF-521 kb)

     Roadway & Sidewalk Program Handbook (PDF – 777kb)

     Wellness District Small Area Plan-August 2015 (PDF – 3419 KB)

Plans, Overlays & Ordinances

     Boone 2030 Land Use Plan (PDF – 1941MB)

     Draft Housing Analysis (PDF – 923kb)

     Growth Strategy Map (PDF – 375kb)

     Housing Analysis Final Presentation (PDF – 1.73MB)

     Steep Slope Regulations Brochure (PDF – 2MB)

     Unified Development Ordinances (PDF – 5.79MB)

     Urban Forestry Management Plan (PDF – 1.51MB)

     Urban Forestry Management Plan Appendices (PDF – 8.21MB)

     Viewshed Protection Map (PDF – 1.8MB)

     West Downtown Alive Plan (PDF – 967 kb)

     Zoning Map (PDF – 2.7MB)

     2006 Comprehensive Plan Update (PDF – 800kb)

     2007 Smart Growth Audit (PDF – 3.5MB)

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