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The Hillsborough Planning Department is responsible for enforcing the land development ordinances enacted by the Town Board within the town limits and within the Hillsborough Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The Planning Department also is responsible for planning for future development and growth within its jurisdiction. The department's tasks include:
- Land development plan and permit review by staff and advisory boards.
- Facilitating public interaction and participation in the plan review process through advisory board membership, public meetings, hearings and one-on-one communication.
- Suggesting ordinance amendments to keep current with technology and trends.
Creating and maintaining
GISzoning and development databases and providing GISsupport to the town.
- Overseeing specialty planning areas, such as historic preservation and parks planning.
- Working with advisory boards on long-range plans that aim to create a healthy and vibrant community.
- Representing the town on regional planning committees.
The Hillsborough Planning Department issues zoning compliance permits, but it does NOT issue building permits or perform building inspections. Those are issued through the Orange County Planning Department,
The Hillsborough Planning Department is located in Town Hall, 1
Planner: Stephanie Trueblood, Ext. 74
Provides staff support to the Historic District Commission and the Parks and Recreation Board. Provides
Senior Planner: Tom King, Ext. 73
Performs site plan review and issues zoning compliance permits. Provides staff support to the Board of Adjustment. Serves on the Technical Review Committee and serves as transportation planning representative to the Durham Chapel Hill Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO).
Planning Director: Margaret Hauth, Ext. 86
Directs work flow within the department to accomplish goals and board directives. Provides staff support to the Town Board and Planning Board. Serves as primary contact for re-zonings, major subdivisions, special-use permits, code enforcement and addressing.
Zoning Information (map & designations by address & PIN)
Zoning Compliance Permit — Required for Site Changes, Signs, Changes of Use, Upfits, or Home Occupations within the Hillsborough town limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction.
Certificate of Appropriateness Permit - Required for site changes or changes to the exterior of structures located in the Historic District Overlay Zone.
Community Event Banner Permit - Reserve the banner spot at the "Welcome to Hillsborough" sign at the South Churton and Mayo Street intersection to advertise community activities, functions, festivals, and similar events.
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