Planning & Inspections

Planning & Development Department Staff Responsibilities


  • Administering and enforcing the County's development and zoning ordinances for the unincorporated areas of Carteret County
  • Local administration of the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA), Community Ratings System, and Federal Emergency Management Agency's regulations
  • Review development applications for compliance with the County's Zoning Ordinance, Flood Damage Prevention and Protection Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Group Housing Ordinance, Down East Conservation Ordinance, Mobile Home Park & RV Park Ordinance, Tall Structures Ordinance, and the County's CAMA Land Use Plan
  • Issue appropriate permits within their authority
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment, and offer recommendations regarding development applications to these citizen boards, as well as the Board of Commissioners.

Inspection Staff Responsibilities

  • Administering and enforcing the North Carolina Building Code for all unincorporated areas of Carteret County as well as Atlantic Beach, Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, and Peletier
  • Completing building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections to the unincorporated areas of Carteret County in accordance with the North Carolina Building Code
  • Inspect Mobile Home Parks and RV Parks 
  • Serve as CAMA Local Permit Officers and approve CAMA minor permits
  • Perform inspections of all Carteret County Public Schools twice a year
  • Provide inspection services to the towns of Atlantic Beach, Bogue, Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, and Peletier