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Effective 3-30-20, all Planning and Development Services Staff that are deemed non-essential are respecting the State and City orders to address COVID-19 by working from home. This precaution to ensure the health and safety of City Staff and residents will remain in effect as long as the City Manager deems it necessary due to the public health risk.

In the meantime, Planning and Development Service Staff will continue to serve you to the best of our abilities. Our Staff will be available by phone, email and other indirect methods to meet your needs. We will also be able to receive and deliver physical documents to you through mail or by using the customer service window at City Hall.

Please use the Applications and Fees link for any documents you may need and the Contact Us link so we can help when you are ready.

We ask that you be understanding of any technical difficulties we encounter while working with you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience.

Be safe.

J Kevin Robinson AICP

Planning and Development Services Director


Welcome to the City of Albemarle's Planning and Development Services Department. Our team is responsible for planning, facilitating and coordinating orderly, safe and sustainable growth and development within the City of Albemarle. We are committed to maintaining and enhancing the high quality of life our residents enjoy, promoting a prosperous and robust business environment, and preserving the wealth of natural and cultural resources our wonderfully livable City is blessed with. 

The Planning and Development Services Department is your first stop for all improvements to land and buildings or changes in use of property within the corporate limits of Albemarle. This includes: new businesses, renovations, demolitions, new construction, additions, subdivision and development of land and site improvements. Through cooperation with Stanly County we also enforce all City ordinances related to zoning, building Code, nuisance abatement and land development. Our Staff is also able to answer questions and provide assistance for any long range City plans or programs. 

Please have a look at the different services offered by our department and contact us with any questions you may have. We are at your service and look forward to working with you.