Orange County (NC) Planning Board Email Archive

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This Google Group is provided so written comments regarding items on upcoming Planning Board meeting agendas can be viewed by Planning Board members.  Written comments should be sent via email to and they will be displayed on this page.  In accordance with public record laws, this site is also viewable by any member of the public. 


The Orange County Planning Board is an advisory board comprised of volunteer residents who have been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (the elected officials).  The Planning Board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The BOCC makes decisions on items the Planning Board has reviewed.


The Planning Board normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public.  Agendas are posted approximately one week in advance at:


A flow chart depicting the review process for Zoning Atlas Amendments (rezonings) and  Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) text amendments can be viewed in Section 2.8 of the County’s UDO.  A flow chart for the Major Subdivision review process is in Section 2.15 of the UDO.