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Planning and Development Services


The mission of the Planning and Development Services Department is to work with the community to achieve its desired future by providing advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, county management, county departments and citizens of Gaston County, and by encouraging planning principles that promote rational, economical and environmentally efficient use of land, to allow growth in a manner consistent with goals of the County Comprehensive Plan.

This department is responsible for:
Providing physical planning services, historic preservation services, and geographical information services for the orderly development of the County's physical environment to the general public. Activities include providing planning functions for the unincorporated portions of the County and areas outside municipal extraterritorial jurisdiction, and coordinate land use planning activities with municipal, state, and federal governments, county departments, and shareholders in the community.

For Zoning Services and Land Use Complaints please contact Laura Hamilton in Building Inspections 704-866-3090.

Vision Statement:
Enhancing the Past while creating our Future through wise planning, responsible funding, thoughtful building and growing together.