Planning & Development services

Location:  315 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC  28150
Mailing Address:  PO Box 207, Shelby, NC  28151

Phone: 704-484-6829           Fax:  704-484-6804




Planning & Development Services handles a wide variety of long-range and day-to-day growth management, land use, zoning, and development review functions. Responsibilities include: coordinating the permit and subdivision review process; administering the Unified Development Ordinance and various adopted plans, providing support to the Planning & Zoning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, City Council and various council appointed committees regarding planning related issues; preparing a variety of plans and analysis tools to assist the City with planning initiatives. Code Enforcement and Builsing Inspections are also a part of our responsibilties. Code Enforcement includes Nuisance Abatement and Junk Car issues.



Comprehensive Land Use Plan provides guidance for the City as it continues to grow over the next 15 to 20 years. The Plan serves as a policy guide that will assist decision makers to direct growth in a logical and environmentally sensitive way.  The Plan provides a legal framework for the City to base regulatory decisions on and to assist in making decisions to manage growth. Please the department for more information.

City of Shelby is designated a Preserve America community, for more information, visit Preserve America

Pedestrian Planning Survey Results


Planning & Development Services Staff and Contact Information

Office Phone Number: 704-484-6829

Building Inspections: 704-484-6805


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