Planning & Land Use

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Welcome to New Hanover County Planning & Land Use

The Planning & Land Use Department works with residents, stakeholders, and elected officials to identify and evaluate policies guiding the development and use of land in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County; implements programs and regulations to advance these goals; and administers the county’s development regulations through project review and analysis of development applications.

Our department provides a variety of services relating to land use activities and property development. This includes rezonings, site plan review, zoning verification letters, addressing, and long-range projects. 

Staff Directory

  1. Katherine May

    Planning Coordinator

    Works with Addressing and GIS.


  1. Angie Cavender

    Fiscal Support Specialist

  1. Lisa Maes

    Administrative Coordinator

  1. Damion Fulford

    Administrative Specialist