Planning and Zoning

The mission of the Planning and Zoning Department is to administer and enforce the Hertford County Zoning Ordinance, Hertford County Subdivision Ordinance and Hertford County Mobile Home Park Ordinance as adopted by the Hertford County Board of Commissioners to promote orderly growth within Hertford County. We will deal with all citizens on a fair and equitable basis with courtesy and respect.

Welcome to Hertford County

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Authority / Purpose

The Hertford County Planning Board was established by the Hertford County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on January 3, 1966 as authorized under North Carolina General Statute 153. Books-1

The Hertford County Zoning Board of Adjustment was established by the Hertford County Board of Commissioners in 1970 as authorized under General Statute 153. The Planning and Zoning Department administers Hertford County’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Mobile Home Park Ordinance and County Land Use Plan. The department is responsible for assisting and educating the public on regulations pertaining to land use issues. These ordinances serve to protect and promote health, safety, morale and general welfare of Hertford County, and its citizens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Click on the image to access ordinance.
Meeting Information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment meet on the second Tuesday evening of each month at 7:30 PM in the Hertford County Government Center Conference Room unless otherwise announced. 

Contact Information 

GIS and Planning 


Sara Turner, GISP
 GIS & Planning Director

Josephine P. Green
Senior Administrative Assistant II
Robert Mizelle
Zoning Administrator & Chief Code Building Inspector

Noel Lisa Curtis

Sr. Administrative Asst. – Inspections/Zoning

 Office: (252) 358-7809   Office: (252) 358-7813 or (252) 358-7814
 Facsimile: (252-358-0198 Facsimile: (252) 358-1241 
115 Justice Drive, Suite 3
Winton, North Carolina  27986


307 W. Tryon Street
P.O. Box 424
Winton, NC 27986


“A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten, those who never heard of us will be living with the results of our actions.” 
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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FEES1 document

  • Planning & Zoning Fees
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ORDINANCES2 documents

  • CAMA Land Use Plan Update
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  • Unified Development Ordinance
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  • Amendment to the Ordinance Application
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  • Subdivision Application
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  • Rezoning Application
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  • 2024 Hertford County Planning Board & Zoning Board of Adjustment
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Zoning4 documents

  • Change of Use Permit
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  • Variance Application
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  • Zoning Application
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  • Special Use Process and Application
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