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Historic Properties Commission Public Hearing

On Tuesday, June 11th, the Alamance County Historic Properties Commission will be holding a public hearing for two properties being considered for Local Landmark determination:

The Guthrie Mill Dam located at 7955 Mac Lane in Snow Camp
The Oak Grove Slave Cemetery located along Yorkshire Drive in the Village of Alamance

The HPC will be meeting to hear any public comment regarding the proposed landmarks and will be voting to recommend to the Alamance County Board of Commissioners for official designation.

The meeting will be held in the Board of Commissioners meeting room on the 2nd floor of 124 West Elm Street in Graham at 6pm. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting will be livestreamed at and any written comments may be emailed to the Planning Department at 



Please use this application for all planning or subdivision project submittals:
Planning Application

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Our Mission

The Planning Department helps to create and maintain a vision for Alamance County. Our responsibility is to oversee land development, code enforcement, historic property issues, and community development activities in the unincorporated portions of the county.

We also provide assistance for various grant programs and special projects across the county as needed.

In order to ensure compliance with regulations and ordinances applicable in our jurisdiction, we are committed to working closely with other county and municipal departments. The Planning Department also provides staff support to the Planning Board, Technical Review Committee, Historic Properties Commission and Technical Coordinating Committee. To find out more about the Planning profession, please visit the American Planning Association page.

We Pledge To: 

Provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, city departments, and citizens in order to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities

Collaborate across boundaries to encourage the most efficient use of public funds and resources

Maintain policies and procedures that commit to enforcing the ordinances enacted by the Board of Commissioners Reflect the highest ethical and professional standards and respect to our customers and the public.

File a Complaint

If you have concerns about activity in the County that may be a potential violation related to the Planning Department regulations, you may file a complaint through our website.  If your complaint is related to the Unified Development Ordinance regulations, you may click here to file a complaint.

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Contact Us

Alamance County Planning Department
201 W. Elm St.
Graham, NC 27253

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Matthew Hoagland
: Planning Director
Planning policy, ordinance interpretation, boards, code enforcement, floodplain and watershed permitting
(336) 570-4052

Ian Shannon: Planner II
Major and minor subdivisions, Technical Review Committee and general project submissions
(336) 570-4063

Janet Moreno: Planning Technician
Zoning verification, general questions
(336) 570-4053

Fax: (336) 228-3925