Planning & Zoning
The primary functions of the Planning Department is to provide assistance and direction to property owners, residents, and elected and appointed officials regarding the development and use of land. Long-range visions, including goals and policies on how the community as a whole should grow, are proposed by Planning staff and adopted by Town Council.
 
Zoning, subdivision, and various other enforcement regulations are drafted by Planning Staff for the Planning Board and Town Council approval, which are then enforced by the Planning Department. From initial stages of policy-making to enforcement of local rules on individual properties, the Planning Department is available to explain procedures and development concepts to developers and citizens.
 
The Planning office receives calls and visitors daily asking about existing zoning, potential new development, regulations for signs, neighborhood nuisance property, whether a storage building can be added to a lot, how to divide and sell land, and many other issues. Along with answering these questions, the Planning Department prepares background data on proposed zoning changes, looks at site plans to see that buildings and parking lots are properly placed and landscape plantings are adequate, follows up on complaints about possible Town code violations, and writes information on land use concerns for the public and elected officials.
 
The Town of Elizabethtown enforces the planning and zoning laws by revising construction plans for buildings, structures, subdivisions, and signs. Anyone with an issue concerning planning and zoning should contact Billie Hall at the Elizabethtown Town Hall 910-862-2066.
Planning & Zoning Services
  • Review Land Subdivision Applications
  • Process Rezoning Applications
  • Process Special Use Applications
  • Code Enforcement
  • Serve as liason to Planning Board and Board of Adjustment
  • Process Zoning Permits
  • Review Sign Applications
  • Maintain and update Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Map

 

 

Elizabethtown Development Ordinances

The Elizabethtown Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance are documents used to control and regulate development in the Town's Zoning Jurisdiction.

The Town of Elizabethtown has recently  initiated the revision and update of the Town’s current Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Maps.  Updating the Town's Zoning Ordinance will provide the Town Staff and Elizabethtown citizens with a more effective administrative and regulatory process relating to land use issues. An Elizabethtown Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee has been formed and meets at 4:30 pm, the first Monday of each month at the Town Hall to discuss the draft Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. The public is invited to attend. In addition, a dedicated project website, http://www.elizabethtownzoning.org/participation.html, has been created,  where you can find information about meetings, view the draft document as it is created, and provide your thoughts and comments. 

Elizabethtown Planning Board
The Town of Elizabethtown Planning Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M.  The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to stay abreast of current development issues.
Planning & Zoning Maps
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The Town of Elizabethtown has initiated the revision and update of the town’s current Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Maps.  Updating the Town's Zoning Ordinance will provide the Town Staff and Elizabethtown citizens with a more effective administrative and regulatory process relating to land use issues.
Elizabethtown Cemetery
There are available plots in the Elizabethtown Cemetery.  Plots for residents of Elizabethtown are $425 and plots for non-residents are $475.  Please call the Town of Elizabethtown Public Services Department, 862-2035, for additional information.
 
 
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