The Planning Department provides review coordination for site plans covered by our enforced ordinances. If you have a question about what ordinances apply to your project or what requirements we may have for your project, please contact our office.


Any division of land within the county is considered a “subdivision” and must meet the requirements of the Subdivision Ordinance.  Plans are usually submitted to the Planning Department for an initial review, and then forwarded to the appropriate department for further review and approval.

Commercial Development

Alamance County does not currently have zoning or general commercial development requirements outside of the Watershed Overlay District.

Watershed Development

Floodplain Development

Heavy Industrial Development

  • Moratorium until March 2022 for the Snow Camp Area

Telecommunication Towers

Review Contacts

Fee Schedule 2015-2016

Jordan Lake Rules

Alamance County is a member of the Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership.  The group provides educational materials, activities, and reporting assistance across the Triad.

Here are some links to find out more about water quality:

Piedmont Triad Water Quality PartnershipPiedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership

The Planning Department is also certified by the State of North Carolina to provide stream location and classification assessments for properties within our jurisdiction.  Please contact our offices for additional information or to request an assessment.

Alamance County Land Development Plan

Alamance County adopted an update to the Alamance County Land Development Plan in November 2020.  This plan serves as a guide to help our community make land use decisions and to provide for the orderly growth and development of the County.