Zoning & Rezoning
Zoning and Rezoning Information
The Town of Four Oaks has adopted a zoning ordinance in 1992. Every parcel of land has a specific zoning designation which carries certain allowable uses. The purpose of zoning, and its associated regulations, is to achieve compatible development of land within the Town and its extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). This should be done in a manner that promotes public health, safety, and the general welfare. Zoning should also promote efficiency, energy conservation, and economy in development as well as make adequate provisions for vehicular traffic, promote desirable living conditions and stable neighborhoods.
If your property's zoning designation and permitted uses do not coincide with your desired use, you will likely need to rezone your property or apply for a special use permit, if permissible, for your property prior to beginning any development or construction.
Town of Four Oaks Zoning Ordinances – Click HERE (already linked on website) to view current zoning ordinances
Rezoning / Special Use Permit Process
- Contact us at (919) 963-3112 ext124 or email email@example.com with any questions.
- Complete the Rezoning Application (Click Here for Link) or Special Use Permit (Click Here for Link) in its entirety, and submit it to the Planning and Zoning department at 304 N Main St., Four Oaks.
- Provide a zoning parcel map.
- Pay the Rezoning ($150) / Special Use Permit ($200) fee at the time of submitting the application.
After Application is Submitted:
- The Planning and Zoning Administrator / Building Inspector will review the application. If any further information is needed, the applicant will be notified.
- Staff will develop a “Staff Report”, make a site visit (and post a rezoning sign), notify all property owners within 500 feet of the rezoning parcel by mail, and publish public notices in the local newspaper.
- A public hearing will be held by the Four Oaks Planning Board. The applicant will be informed of the meeting and he/she or their representative must be present to speak on behalf of the request. The Planning Board will make a recommendation of approval or denial to the Town Board of Commissioners.
- A public hearing will be held by the Town Board of Commissioners. The applicant will be informed of the meeting and he/she or their representative must be present to speak on behalf of the request. This Board will make a final decision to approve or deny the rezoning/special use request.