Planning Department phone number: 828-631-2261
Gerald Green, Director
John Jeleniewski, Code Compliance Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Jackson County Planning Board (44 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.
Planning Board Items
2015-01-08 Planning Board Agenda (67 KB)
Current Projects Cullowhee Community Planning FAQ's (244 KB) US441 Small Area Plan (41144 KB) 05-28-2014 CullowheeVisionPlan Final (6339 KB)
Cullowhee Community Planning FAQ's (244 KB)
US441 Small Area Plan (41144 KB)
05-28-2014 CullowheeVisionPlan Final (6339 KB)
06-10-2013 Draft Cullowhee Planning Area (45427 KB)
Cashiers Transportation Plan (104 KB)
Cashiers Transportation Map (590 KB)
See below what is currently happening in the Planning Department.
Ordinance Water Recharge - ADOPTED (197 KB)
Reports 07-11-2013 ALC Planning Board Presentation (15371 KB)
07-11-2013 ALC Planning Board Presentation (15371 KB)
Fee Schedule Fee Schedule 2013-2014 (39 KB)
Fee Schedule 2013-2014 (39 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