Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven-member commission of citizens appointed by the City Council, who either reside within Elizabeth City or the City’s extraterritorial planning jurisdiction. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on matters of zoning and land use regulation. By Ordinance adoption, the City Council has charged the Planning Commission with the following duties: 
  • Make studies and recommend to the City Council plans, goals and objectives relating to the growth, development and redevelopment of the City planning jurisdiction;
  • Develop and recommend to the City Council policies, ordinances, administrative procedures and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner;
  • Make recommendations to the City Council concerning proposed conditional use permits, proposed special use permits, and proposed zoning text and map changes (i.e. rezoning petitions);
  • Make recommendations to the City Council concerning preliminary subdivision plats; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the City Council.

Regular meetings of the Planning Commission are held the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Council Chambers of the Gardner Administration Building, 306 E Colonial Avenue, downtown Elizabeth City.
Applications being reviewed by the Planning Commission must be filed with the Department of Planning & Community Development at least 21 days prior to a regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission. For more information, call the Planning Department at (252)337-6672.