Planning & Development

The Planning, Zoning and Community Development is committed to managing development through effective planning and zoning practices designed to enhance the quality of life in residential neighborhoods, create a vibrant downtown and business districts, protect the environment and promote an atmosphere in which industry can thrive.

The Department advises the Town Manager, Town Council, Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and various boards and commissions on matters of land use and development. The Department also maintains and updates the Town’s Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance.

The Department strives to work with the community to achieve and maintain a better quality of life by providing professional guidance and coordination of all land planning and development activities, and by fairly and consistently implementing the Town’s regulations and policies.

How do I open a business in Elizabethtown?

For information on Dining, Lodging, and Shopping, please visit:
The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

For Land Use and other permits 

Rusty Worley

Planning and Zoning Director

Ph: 910-862-2066

[email protected]