Planning & Zoning

Neighborhood Revitalization Project

Low & moderate income households are eligible to apply. Details can be found in the application here or by calling the Valdese Planning Department at 828-879-2124.

Code Enforcement

Learn about Code Enforcement and Access to Public Input Portal

Town of Valdese Ordinances

The Zoning Ordinance, The Subdivisions Regulations, and how to get permits.

Have a Code Enforcement Complaint? Click Here.

Directed by Larry Johnson, the Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for the coordination of development activities for the Town. This includes issuing zoning permits, reviewing subdivision plats and site plans, completing annexation studies and making proposed recommendations to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Town Council.

The Planning and Community Development Department presents the Planning Board with rezoning petitions, zoning text amendments and subdivision plats. Also, the department presents the Board of Adjustments with variance request, conditional use permit applications and zoning interpretations.

The Department is also charged with the administration of Community Development Block Grants which are funded by the state of North Carolina and provide water and sewer improvements. Previously, Valdese has used these grants for the rehabilitation of homes and for water and sewer improvements throughout the community.

Click here for the WebGIS Internet Map Service.
Pedestrian Plan
Subdivision Regulations
Zoning Ordinance
Land Use Map


1- The Town of Valdese has done all within reason to assure that the content found within the section "Zoning Ordinance" is accurate and up-to-date; however, we caution you to use this only as reference and not to assume this copy to be the official ordinance of the Town of Valdese, NC.


Director Larry Johnson
Telephone (828) 879-2124


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