Planning Department

Notice for Website Opens in new windowThe Planning Department is responsible for the land use management and regulations pertaining to development and growth in the City of Burlington and its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. Through daily management involving a range of activities, from issuance of sign permits to long-term envisioning, the Planning Department seeks to maximize the health, safety, and economic well-being of the Burlington citizenry. There are several Divisions that make up the Planning Department, click below on one of them to learn more.


Unified Development Ordinance (udo)

On July 16, 2019, the City of Burlington adopted a new UDO and it is in effect as of November 1, 2019. The UDO contains the regulations to plan-for, use, and build projects in the City.  These regulations also apply to the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of Burlington.

Boards & Commissions

PLANNING and transportation DEPARTMENT

P.O. Box 1358, Burlington, NC 27216 
425 S. Lexington Ave., Burlington, NC 27215 
P: (336) 222-5110, F: (336) 513-5410