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Proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance standards for RV parks: available for review here. These changes were recommended for approval by the Planning Board during its December 2021 meeting. These edits will go before the Board of Commissioners no earlier than February 2022.

Snow Camp Zoning Ordinance Updates:

The presentation from the January 5, 2022 public meeting held at Sylvan Elementary School can be viewed using the link below. https//

If you missed the  zoning ordinance public workshop you can still take the survey here: January Workshop Survey

Draft Snow Camp Zoning Ordinance Available for Review: click here!  Draft ordinance last revised 01/10/2022.

Draft Snow Camp Zoning Map Available here: Draft Zoning Map. Draft map last revised 01/10/2022.


For additional project information, please visit the What’s New page. This version of the draft was last revised 12/09/2021.



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.



Contact Us

Alamance County Planning Department
201 W. Elm St.
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: 336-570-4053 / 336-570-4054/ 336-570-4063

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