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Development Services Update

Welcome to the Town of Garner Planning Department.

The Planning Department is involved in the preparation for Garner's future growth with the Comprehensive Growth Plan, Unified Development Ordinance-UDO (planning code), Transportation plans, Enhancement Projects, and the protection of open space.

What We Do: We review site and subdivision plans, and rezoning proposals. We also review the following types of planning applications:
  • Master Sign Plans, Sign Permits (Permanent and Temporary)
  • Plats (Exemptions, Minor and Final)
  • Zoning Compliance Permits: General Use, Home Occupation Permits, Accessory Building (maximum of 12 feet in any dimension) and Fence Permits

Backyard Hens

Fair Housing Act-Ordinance for Reasonable Accommodation:

On December 21, 2010, the Town of Garner Town Council adopted procedures regarding requests for reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act within the Town of Garner and its planning jurisdiction. The text amendment ordinance can be found at the following link Housing Ordinance.pdf All persons interested in or affected by the above ordinance are invited to inquire with the Town of Garner Planning Department at 919-773-4449 for the application procedures or general information. Additional information is available during regular office hours from the Planning Department at Garner Town Hall.

Site Plans and Rezonings:
Current and Previously Approved Projects
Planning Commission
Board of Adjustment
Development Code (sets development standards for Garner):
Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
Comprehensive Growth Plan (outlines Garner future growth):
Comprehensive Growth Plan (document)
Zoning Districts quick reference Transportation Plan (adopted 10/4/10)
Permissible Uses Table North Garner Plan
How to apply for Permits
and Other Frequently Asked Questions
Historic Downtown Plan
Backyard Hen(s) Information Census and Demographic Information
Temporary Sign Regulations Streetscape Plan
Maps Forms and Permit Applications
Application Schedules Planning Staff
Voluntary Annexations Water and Sewer Connections
Water Sewer Allocation Policy
We are located at 900 Seventh Avenue, Building B, Garner, NC 27529.

We are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
(excluding major holidays).
Planning Department Town of Garner
900 Seventh Ave. Garner, NC 27529
919-773-4449 (voice)
919-662-5135 (fax)

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