The Planning Department administers all zoning and subdivision regulations for all property within the Town's planning jurisdiction, which includes the corporate (city) limits as well as the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).


For the past few years, the Planning Dept. has been hard at work developing plans to move the Town forward.  As one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina, growth is inevitable but planning for it will help ensure that our Town maintains the quality of life attributes that make Fuquay-Varina such a desirable place to call home.   

Our plans are designed to work together to shape the Town's future.  View Adopted Plans.


The following services are provided by the Planning Department: 

  • Addressing
  • Development services (site and subdivision plan review; zoning map and text amendment requests; and annexation petitions)
  • Long-range planning (2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan; Town Center Plan; Community Transportation Plan; and Community Pedestrian Master Plan)
  • Technical staff support for the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment
  • Transportation planning 
  • Zoning
Please email or call the Planning Department at 919-552-1429. 
  1. Adopted Plans

    Read more about development related and long-range plans adopted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

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  2. Answers to Common Questions

    Fences, chickens, sheds and a variety of issues are discussed with answers to the most commonly asked planning questions by citizens.

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  3. Board of Adjustment

    The Board of Adjustment serves as a quasi-judicial board to consider special exception, variance and appeal petitions.

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  4. Code of Ordinances

    Review the Code of Ordinances for the Fuquay-Varina community.

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  5. Demographic Information

    Review Census and population information for the Fuquay-Varina community.

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  6. Development Approval Process

    Understand the steps in the Development process.

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  7. Document Downloads

    Locate many useful Planning related documents.

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  8. Interactive Development Map

    Get a bird's eye view of the planned and active developments in your community.

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  9. Land Development Ordinance

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  10. Land Use Plan

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  11. Maps & GIS

    Maps & GIS Page

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  12. Planning Board

    The Planning Board serves as an advisory committee to the Town Board of Commissioners.

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  13. What’s Coming to Fuquay-Varina

    Peruse a broad range of development projects planned for Fuquay-Varina.

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  14. Planning FAQs

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Community Transportation Plan (CTP)

The Town is updating our community transportation plan (CTP).  The CTP creates the Town's desired vision and steps for providing adequate transportation into the future.  

View the DRAFT Community Transportation Plan Presentation.