Planning Department phone number: 828-631-2261
John Jeleniewski, Code Compliance Officer
Nicole Livesey, Administrative Assistant
Planning Department - Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jackson County Planning Department strives to achieve excellence and consistency while fulfilling its role as advisor to the County Manager and Governing Body on land use, planning, code enforcement and other regulator programs that guide future growth and development within Jackson County.
The Jackson County Planning Board's regular meeting is on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room A-227, located on the second floor of the Jackson County Justice Center. All interested persons are invited to attend the meetings.
Planning Board - Agenda and Meeting Minutes
05-14-2015 Planning Board Agenda (67 KB)
04-09-2015 Planning Board Minutes (267 KB)
The Planning Department currently provides administrative assistance to eight (8) boards. For a complete list of these boards, along with their membership, meeting schedules, and minutes, please click here on the Boards link.
Meetings are subject to change depending upon the business before the board. Cancellations will be posted upon the meeting room door and on the first floor of the Justice & Administration Building. Cancellations of the Cashiers Planning Council will be posted on the main entrance of the Cashiers Library. The Planning Office encourages the public to call (828) 631-2282 if they have questions regarding upcoming meetings.
All Jackson County Ordinances have been combined into the County’s Code of Ordinances. Click here on the Ordinances link to view the Code of Ordinances.
Fee Schedule Fee Schedule 2013-2014 (39 KB)
Fee Schedule 2013-2014 (39 KB)
Permit and Plan Review Process
Jackson County has created a Plan Review Process to assist Developers, Design Professionals, Contractors and Property Owners who are seeking approval of site development applications for commercial, industrial, multi-family projects or projects having to meet the criteria established in the Jackson County Subdivision Ordinance. This review process includes most proposed projects within the County and in zoned jurisdictions. For more information regarding the Plan Review Process and Applications, please click on the following link or call the Jackson County Permit Center at: 828-586-7560.
Start a Land Development Application Here – Click to Begin
PLEASE NOTE: Jackson County has established a permitting center. Applications for all land development related permits and approvals (land development applications, subdivsion, site plan approval, signs, erosion control, mobile home parks, etc) can now be submitted to the Permitting and Code Enforcement Office on the first floor of the Jackson County Justice and Administration Building. The permitting center is located in the offices of the Building Inspectors. We hope that providing the public with one location to apply for all permits will be more convenient for all persons applying for permits and approvals.
Are you thinking about building a new home in Jackson County? Or perhaps you just need to install a new septic tank, drill a well, or change out an electrical service? Are you grading or otherwise disturbing land? The first step for any new development in Jackson County is to contact, or visit our office. In most instances, you will be required to fill out one or more of our applications. To expedite the process, you can download the applications from this link, allowing you to have them filled out prior to your visit with us.
Slope Analysis Request:
Request for Slope Analysis (82 KB)
See below what is currently happening in the Planning Department:
Drexel Building/SMADS - Smoky Mountain Agriculture Development Station:
Drexel/SMADS Community Meeting Flyer (248 KB)
Drexel Site Master Plan Report (3954 KB)
Drexel Site Master Plan Graphic (1302 KB)
04-21-2015 Cashiers Creek Study (29620 KB)
Cashiers Transportation Plan (104 KB)
Cashiers Transportation Map (590 KB)
Vision Statement_Draft_2015-02-04 (168 KB)
Jackson County Land Development Plan (18535 KB)
04-23-2015 Cullowhee Presentation (2620 KB)
03-27-2015 Cullowhee Planning Area Map (1339 KB)
Cullowhee Community Planning FAQ's (244 KB)
05-28-2014 CullowheeVisionPlan Final (6339 KB)
US441 Small Area Plan (41144 KB)
Reports: 07-11-2013 ALC Planning Board Presentation (15371 KB)
07-11-2013 ALC Planning Board Presentation (15371 KB)
For Jackson County Floodplain information, please contact:
Tony Elders, CFM
Permitting & Code Enforcement Director/Jackson County Floodplain Manager
Jackson County Justice Center
401 Grindstaff Cove Road., Suite A-145
Sylva, NC 28779
Contact number: 828-631-2284