***The Town is currently seeking to fill vacancies on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.  Both of these boards are made up of residents of Fuquay-Varina's planning jurisdiction, and work closely with the Town's Planning Dept. to review development related matters.  If you're interested in being involved in our developing community, please considering serving on either the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment.  More information about the boards and their duties is available on menu bar on this page.  Click HERE to download and complete an application. Click HERE to view a map of the Town's planning jurisdiction.*** 

The Planning Department administers all zoning and subdivision regulations for all property within the Town's planning jurisdiction, which includes the corporate (city) limits as well as the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

Land Development Ordinance

Click HERE to learn more about the Land Development Ordinance (LDO), Fuquay-Varina's new development regulations.  The LDO will become effective on December 30, 2016.  The Town is no longer accepting new plan or project submittals not designed to meet the LDO.   


For the past few years, the Planning Dept. has been hard at work developing plans to move the Town forward.  As one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina, growth is inevitable but planning for it will help ensure that our Town maintains the quality of life attributes that make Fuquay-Varina such a desirable place to call home.  

In November, the Planning Department held a week-long charrette to gather community input on the 2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan (LUP).  A draft land use map and document framework were presented to the volunteer LUP Project Steering Committee and are currently under review.  It’s anticipated that the LUP will be presented to the Town Board in March 2017 for adoption.  

Next up, the Planning Department embarks on a new Community Transportation Plan (CTP) which helps leverage NCDOT and CAMPO funding, as well as defines road improvements required with new development.  A volunteer CTP Steering Committee has been established and begun meeting, and a public workshop was held, to gather input in order to help shape development of the plan.  The tentative adoption date of the CTP is June 2017.

A Pedestrian Master Plan was adopted in 2014.  The Land Development Ordinance (LDO) was adopted in October of this year and will become effective on December 30, 2016.  The Pedestrian Master Plan, LDO, 2035 Community Vision LUP and CTP work together to shape the Town’s future.  

Community Transportation Plan (CTP)

The Town is updating our community transportation plan (CTP).  The CTP creates the Town's desired vision and steps for providing adequate transportation into the future.  We encourage you to participate in this process.  The next CTP Public Workshop will be held March 2, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Public Service Center, 1415 Holland Road.

Click HERE for additional information. 

2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan

The 2035, once adopted, will establish a long-term growth and development patterns in the Town.  Town Staff is working with the community to create this plan. 

Plan to join us for a Public Drop-in Session on Thurs., March 9th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Town Hall. At this informal meeting, view the proposed plan and ask questions.

Click HERE for additional information. 

The next LUP Project Steering Committee meeting will be held on March 27th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Town Hall. 

Downtown Fuquay-Varina


The following services are provided by the Planning Department: 

  • Addressing
  • Development services (site and subdivision plan review; zoning map and text amendment requests; and annexation petitions)
  • Long-range planning (2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan; Town Center Plan; Community Transportation Plan; and Community Pedestrian Master Plan)
  • Technical staff support for the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment
  • Transportation planning 
  • Zoning
Please email or call the Planning Department at 919-552-1429.