Planning & Zoning

The primary responsibility of the Rutherford College Planning Department is to administer the land use policies established in Town’s ordinances and in the Rutherford College Comprehensive Plan, which was updated in 2010 and is currently undergoing a revision for 2015-2016. These policies are approved and enacted by the Town Council in accordance with the General Statutes of North Carolina. They reflect many years’ acquired wisdom, and are designed to direct and assist officials of the Town in guiding and ensuring responsible land development, thereby preserving land values and quality of life. Land use policies in North Carolina are enforced by the State’s designated police power as passed on to local governments. They represent values and practices deemed essential to the protection of the public health, safety, and general welfare.

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For Planning or Zoning information, please call 828-874-0333 or visit us at 980 Malcolm Blvd, Rutherford College, in the Town Hall.