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Land Use Board Information

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There are three boards that provide input and offer decisions regarding land use in the City of Roxboro. Each board is made up of residents of Roxboro.

The Planning Board- serves as an advisory board to the City Council for any land use planning matter. The Planning Board is a legislative board and is often called upon to consider policies or ordinances. This board is also responsible for the development of the City's Future Land Use Plan. To view a list of the current board members, click here.

The Board of Adjustment- serves as a quasi-judicial board. In this role, the members are responsible for interpreting the intent of the City's Land Use ordinances. The Board of Adjustment holds hearings to consider variance requests, and are the appellate body for land use decisions made by City staff. To view a list of the current board members, click here.

The City Council- serves in a capacity of approving permits for any Special Use, as noted in the Unified Development Ordinance. The City Council is the ultimate decision-making body for any Zoning Ordinance amendment or Zoning Map amendment. As such, the City Council primarily functions in a legislative capacity for Planning and Zoning matters. 

The two advisory boards only meet when an item is place on the agenda for consideration.You can follow this link to see the scheduled meeting dates for each board.


If you would like to apply for the Board of Adjustment or Planning Board, please complete the application below. Completed applications may be submitted to the City Clerk at 105 S Lamar Street, Roxboro NC 27573.

 Application for Citizen Advisory Boards


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