Robeson County Community Development

Program Mission

The Community Development Department is made up of three different divisions: Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement. The role of the department is to foster public involvement and creativity and assist decision-makers and the public in formulating and implementing policies that balance environmental, economic, and social needs for the present and future. Process development permits, ensure that new construction is an asset to its surroundings, and ensure the safety and maintenance of buildings, property, and neighborhoods through enforcement of codes, public education with other County Departments.

Tasks

Planning, zoning, code enforcement, minimum housing, and inspections are all managed from this office. Some of the functions that the Community Development Department are responsible for include:

• Zoning classification and subdivision regulations

• Issue and process rezoning petitions, rezoning appeals, and variances

• Maintain and update the zoning ordinance and official zoning map

• Review and process sign permit applications

• Development site plan review

• Review and process Special Use Permit applications

• Manage the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and Interpret FEMA flood maps

• Assign physical addresses within the County

• Issue Zoning Permit

• Interpret building setbacks and density/dimensional regulations

• Investigate and address minimum housing situations

• Issue Building Permit

• Issue or deny permits

• Make all necessary inspections to ensure code compliance

• Issue or deny certificates of compliance

• Issue or deny certificates of occupancy

• Issue stop-work orders or orders to correct violations

• Maintain adequate records of permits issued or denied, inspection made, corrections ordered, and certifications issued; and

• Take other actions that may be required to adequately enforce the building code

• Permit fees have been established by the Department of Inspection for building, insulation, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, mobile homes, signs, and fees for Special Use Permits, and Variance or Appeal to administrative decision permits.

• Review of Commercial Plans

• Review of Building Plans

Additional Information

Along with these responsibilities, The Robeson County Community Development Department continues to offer excellent customer service and serves as a point of contact for many other departments within the County. Please feel free to use our website to access the County Code of Ordinances, applications, meeting schedules and other information to assist you with your development needs within our County.

Contact Information:

Monday thru Friday 8:15 am to 5:15 pm

Permits cannot be issued after 4:00 pm

(Zoning)

Office Phone: 910-272-6521

Fax: 910-671-3303

 

(Inspections)

Office Phone: 910-272-6540

Fax: 910-671-4304

 

Robeson County One Stop
Robeson County Community Development (formally Robeson County Planning, Zoning, & Inspections)

Physical Address

435 Caton Road
Lumberton NC 28360

 

Mailing Address

P O Box 1284
Lumberton NC 28359

Dixon Ivey, Jr., CZO – Director Dixon.ivey@co.robeson.nc.us

910-272-6522

 

Jackie S. Eason – Assistant Director Jackie.eason@co.robeson.nc.us

910-272-6525

 

Robyn Ramsay- Code Enforcement Officer Robyn.ramsay@co.robeson.nc.us

910-272-6523

 

Amber B. Davis, CZO – Hazard Mitigation Specialist Amber.davis@co.robeson.nc.us

910-272-6524

Meagan Hendren, CZO – Zoning Technician Meagan.hendren@co.robeson.nc.us 910-272-6541

Lezle Brewer – Permit Clerk Lezle.brewer@co.robeson.nc.us

910-272-6540

 

Richard Cummings – CEO Richard.cummings@co.robeson.nc.us 910-272-6545

James Locklear, CFM – CEO James.l.locklear@co.robeson.nc.us 910-272-6543

 

Adrian Freeman – CEO Adrian.freeman@co.robeson.nc.us 910-272-6544

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