Planning & Zoning

Pending Updates to the Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance

Due to changes made by the North Carolina General Assembly of statutes that control land-use planning in the State, the Randolph County Planing Board will held a public hearing on February 6, 2024, on the required changes to the Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance. The Planning Board will continue discussion and the public hearing at its March 5, 2024, public hearing. The documents below gives a summary of the legislative changes and a marked copy of the pending legislative changes to the Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance.

County Planning and Zoning staff will also be presenting proposed updates to the HC - Highway Commercial District regulations at the Planing Board meeting on March 5, 2024. The document below gives a summary of the proposed changes.

Summary of Legislative Changes (PDF)

DRAFT Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance with required updates (PDF)

DRAFT HC - Highway Commercial District Revisions (PDF)

Comments can be submitted to planning@randolphcountync.gov.

Randolph County Planning & Zoning Goals

The goal of the Planning and Zoning Department is to develop and administer a comprehensive and strategic planning program designed to maintain quality and sustainable growth within Randolph County.

The administration and legal enforcement of land use is managed along with related development regulations. Planning issue analysis and related staff support is provided to the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Board, and related committees and organizations on public matters involving physical and strategic growth in Randolph County. 

Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Planning Board usually meets on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of each month. By action of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners dated January 7, 1980, the Randolph County Planning Board shall perform the duties of the Randolph County Zoning Board of Adjustment.  The meetings are held in the 1909 Historic Courthouse Meeting Room, 145-C Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203. The time of the meetings change based upon daylights saving time and standard times. The meeting times are posted on the  Agendas & Minutes | Randolph County, NC (randolphcountync.gov) page.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets as needed and is announced on this page,  Agendas & Minutes | Randolph County, NC (randolphcountync.gov).

Due to renovations at the 1909 Historic Courthouse, all Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are being held in Meeting Room A, Randolph County Office Building, 725 McDowell Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205.

Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Minutes

Approved Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment minutes for meetings prior to November 1, 2023, can be found on the Public Documents portal. Minutes for meetings after November 1, 2023, can be found by using this link, Agendas & Minutes | Randolph County, NC (randolphcountync.gov) by setting the Event Category to Planning Board and searching by the case name. Please be aware that minutes of past Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Board of Adjustment meetings are provided for your convenience and are not an official copy. Errors in conversion or transmission are possible. If you need an official copy of the minutes, please contact the Clerk to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Meeting Agendas

All meeting agendas are usually posted at least two weeks before the scheduled public hearing. All County agendas can now be found by using this link, Agendas & Minutes | Randolph County, NC (randolphcountync.gov).

Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment agendas and agenda packs prior to November 1, 2023, can be found on the Public Documents portal. Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment agendas and agenda packs after November 1, 2023, can be found by using this link, Agendas & Minutes | Randolph County, NC (randolphcountync.gov). Please be aware that agendas of past Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Board of Adjustment meetings are provided for your convenience and the order of the cases may have changed during the public hearing.

Planning Department Applications

Below are all of the applications that can be completed for various Planning Department permits. Download the form to your computer, complete the form and e-mail it back and we will process your application in the order it was received. Please note that site plans are required for all of these applications and if you are not the property owner, you must submit something in writing from the property owner giving you permission to make the application. These forms work best if they are downloaded to the local computer. Complete the form and click on the "Submit" button for the form to be automatically sent to the correct people.

Randolph County Zoning Permit Application (PDF)

Randolph County Addressing Application (PDF)

Randolph County Rezoning Application (PDF)

Randolph County Road Naming/Renaming Application (PDF)

Randolph County Special Use Permit Application (PDF)

Randolph County Variance Application (PDF)

Watershed Protection Permit Application and Directions (PDF)