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The Planning Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the county’s solar farm, mobile home park, subdivision, and other land use ordinances as well as planning, research, and administrative duties that may relate to other county development programs. The County Planner serves at the direction of the County Commissioners and serves as staff support for the Planning Board. The Planning Board consists of five (5) volunteer members appointed by the County Commissioners to staggered two-year terms. The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the County Commissioners concerning issues such as land use planning, subdivision regulations, and public facilities.


The County Planners’ duties include:
  • Conduct studies of the county and surrounding areas
  • Determine objectives in the development of the county
  • Prepare and adopt plans for achieving objectives
  • Develop and recommend policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner
  • Advise the Commissioners concerning the use and amendment of plans
  • Administer and enforce county plans
  • Perform any other related duties the Commissioners may direct


Elizabeth Stalls
Duplin County Planner

Physical Address: 117 Beasley Street, Kenansville, NC 28349
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 950, Kenansville, NC 28349

Email: elizabeth.stalls@duplincountync.com
Phone: (910) 296-2102
Fax: (910) 275-1871


Land Use and Zoning:
Duplin County has various land use ordinances in effect; however, it does not currently have countywide zoning. Municipalities in Duplin County have zoning within their town limits and extra-territorial jurisdictions (ETJ). If you need assistance determining if a property is in the county’s jurisdiction or within a town’s jurisdiction, please call or email the Planning Department with the address or parcel number. If the parcel is within a town’s jurisdiction, please contact the town hall directly to obtain the applicable zoning information. Links to the County’s land use ordinances can be found below.


Links to more information, including copies of county ordinances:
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updated on 03/14/2017