community Planning & Economic Development

The Planning, Zoning and Economic Department administers and implements programs that involve land uses either in the city or the extraterritorial land use jurisdiction area.

The planning functions include the facilitating of the activities of the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Landmark Commission. Other duties are long-range planning, subdivision ordinance administration, economic development, technical review, geographic information services, grant development and administration, industrial development incentive grants and downtown investment incentive grants.

The zoning functions include facilitation of zoning permits required for all building permits and Zoning Ordinance Enforcement.

Contact us:

If you have questions related to Zoning, or need Zoning Approval on a form such as a Fence, Accessory Building, Environmental Health approval (septic tank/ perk test) approval etc., email Zoning at or call 704-730-2108

For input or to request additional information regarding the upcoming UDO changes to the zoning ordinance, click here, or submit Via Survey Monkey .

City Council will be conducting  UDO work sessions along with the Planning and Zoning Board on March 30, 2021, April 27, 2021, and May 25, 2021 in Council Chambers located at City Hall. The work sessions  will be held  prior to the City Council Meetings  from 3pm - 5 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the UDO and the changes being made are welcome to attend.
Please be prepared to wear a face mask and practice social distancing if you plan to attend the UDO work sessions. 

To access the UDO online, go to:

The City of Kings Mountain's current Affordable Housing Location Policy:

Kings Mountain Affordable Housing