The Planning Department administers and enforces the Hoke County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. The State of North Carolina empowered county jurisdictions to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by enabling them to create zoning regulations for areas outside of the city limits of towns. This was done to improve the quality of life of residents in the rural or less developed parts of the state.
While new commercial and residential development is a welcome addition to the local economy if development happens too fast or without the appropriate infrastructure in place it can create added pressures on local and state resources which can in turn harm our communities.
The Hoke County Planning Department, working with the other departments in the county as well as state and federal agencies, strives to ensure that both new residential and commercial development is done in accordance with adopted plans, policies, and ordinances for the betterment of Hoke County.