The Guilford County Planning and Development Department’s mission is to promote a safe, secure, and stable environment for Guilford County through comprehensive and coordinated planning efforts, active citizen involvement, and professional expertise designed to promote responsible growth and development.  Emphasis is placed on accomplishing this mission by  maintaining the natural environment for residents and visitors – both now and in the future.

The Planning and Development Department consists of several sections that work closely together to address the many aspects of land development and to facilitate the planned and orderly growth of the County through comprehensive land use controls and collectively promoting orderly and prudent community growth, while sustaining healthy business climates within the County’s incorporated and unincorporated areas.

The Planning & Development Department provides services to other jurisdictions in Guilford County.
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Planning & Development Sections
Community Services

Economic Development
Housing Program
Soil and Water Conservation
Water & Sewer

Environmental Services-Solid Waste and Recycling
Permitting & Inspections

Building Inspections
Soil Erosion Control

Plan Review

Residential Plan Review
Commercial Plan Review

Planning & Zoning

Zoning Enforcement

Watershed Protection & Stormwater Management

Floodplain Management

Planning & Development
Independence Center
400 W Market Street
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336)641-3334 (T)  (336)641-6988 (F)

Planning & Development:

400 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 641-3334 (O)
(336) 641-6988 (F)


(336) 641-3707 (O)

(336) 641-3255 (F)

Inspections/Plan Review:

(336) 641-6460 (F)