The Planning Department administers all zoning and subdivision regulations for all property within the Town's planning jurisdiction, which includes the corporate (town) limits as well as the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). For the past few years, the Planning Department has been hard at work developing plans, which are designed to work together, to help move one of the fast-growing towns in North Carolina forward. Growth is inevitable but planning for it will ensure that Fuquay-Varina maintains the quality-of-life attributes that make it such a desirable place to call “home.”



Planning Board Meeting Time

Beginning in January 2020, all Planning Board meetings will begin at 6:00 PM. The Town Board of Commissioners approved this amendment to the Planning Board By-Laws on November 4, 2019. There were no other changes. Click here for the Planning Board's complete 2020 calendar. 

Microtransit Feasibility Study

In the Fall of 2019, Fuquay-Varina and Wake County partnered on a planning study to evaluate microtransit service for the greater Fuquay-Varina area, with a consultant, Via. The results of that study are now available. The Town is currently evaluating its next steps in bringing microtransit to Fuquay-Varina. 

Click here to view the results of the microtransit study!

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Expansion

Effective December 20, 2019, the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Fuquay-Varina was expanded by 9,215 acres. For more information about the ETJ expansion, click here.

Fuquay-Varina Counts - Census 2020

Census Day is April 1, 2020. The Census is required by the Constitution and is used to determine issues such as:

  • How federal funding for projects is allocated for the next ten years.
  • The number of seats each state gets in Congress.
  • How local and state officials determine districts such as congressional, legislative, and school.
  • Helping to plan for transportation, housing, public works, and community programs.

It is critical that everyone participates in order to paint an accurate picture of our community and its needs. Click here for more information.

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Fence Permits

The Town will no longer require permits for fences. On September 3, 2019, the Town Board of Commissioners approved a Town Code Amendment that removed the fence permit standard from the Land Development Ordinance (LDO). This decision is the result of input received from the public and development community related to the permitting process. Any fence that you may wish to install will not have to go through the Planning Department for approval. Please note, while the permitting is being eliminated, the Town’s fence standards still apply. Additionally, this decision has no effect on fencing for pools, as required by the NC State Building Code. Please consult the LDO for all the Town's fence standards.