March 18, 2020 Update
While Town Hall is closed to the public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Town of Fuquay-Varina government services are hard at work continuing to provide services
Pertaining to Permits, site plans and related documentsThere are two Drop Boxes located behind Town Hall next to the Utility Payment Drop Box which should be used for submitting permit application fees, payments if you do not choose to utilize the online option. Payments dropped in the Utility Payment Drop Box should be in an envelope and clearly labeled. Please call and let us know it has been dropped. These Large Drop Off Boxes are labeled Pick Up and Drop Off. They will be located there from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. The drop boxes are checked hourly.
Planning and Engineering are utilizing the Large Drop Boxes located behind Town Hall for Plats, Mylars, Subdivision Plans, Storm Water, etc.
Development services is still scheduling and conducting pre-development and pre-submittal meetings using conference calls and online formats. Contact the Planning Department to schedule.
The Town Board meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 and the Planning Board meeting scheduled for April 20, 2020 are canceled.
Inspections Direct Line 919-552-1433
Planning Direct Line 919-552-1429
Engineering Direct Line 919-753-1869
Planning Board Meeting Time
Beginning in January 2020, all Planning Board meetings will begin at 6:00 PM. The Town Board of Commissioners approved this amendment to the Planning Board By-Laws on November 4, 2019. There were no other changes. Click here for the Planning Board’s complete 2020 calendar.
Microtransit Feasibility Study
In the Fall of 2019, Fuquay-Varina and Wake County partnered on a planning study to evaluate microtransit service for the greater Fuquay-Varina area, with a consultant, Via. The results of that study are now available. The Town is currently evaluating its next steps in bringing microtransit to Fuquay-Varina.
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Expansion
Effective December 20, 2019, the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Town of Fuquay-Varina was expanded by 9,215 acres. For more information about the ETJ expansion, click here.
Census Day is April 1, 2020. The Census is required by the Constitution and is used to determine issues such as:
- How federal funding for projects is allocated for the next ten years.
- The number of seats each state gets in Congress.
- How local and state officials determine districts such as congressional, legislative, and school.
- Helping to plan for transportation, housing, public works, and community programs.
It is critical that everyone participates in order to paint an accurate picture of our community and its needs. Click here for more information.
The Town will no longer require permits for fences. On September 3, 2019, the Town Board of Commissioners approved a Town Code Amendment that removed the fence permit standard from the Land Development Ordinance (LDO). This decision is the result of input received from the public and development community related to the permitting process. Any fence that you may wish to install will not have to go through the Planning Department for approval. Please note, while the permitting is being eliminated, the Town’s fence standards still apply. Additionally, this decision has no effect on fencing for pools, as required by the NC State Building Code. Please consult the LDO for all the Town’s fence standards.
Town's policy on ADA Accessibility and ComplianceLink to page
Read more about development related and long-range plans adopted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.Link to page
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.Link to page
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment serves as a quasi-judicial board to consider special exception, variance and appeal petitions.Link to page
Census 2020Link to page
Code of Ordinances
Review the Code of Ordinances for the Fuquay-Varina community.Link to page
Community Transportation Plan
Adopted in 2017, the Community Transportation Plan outlines the vision and steps for providing adequate transportation for the next 20 years.Link to page
Review Census and population information for the Fuquay-Varina community.Link to page
Development Approval Process
Understand the steps in the Development process.Link to page
Locate many useful Planning related documents.Link to page
ETJ ExpansionLink to page
Interactive Development Map
Use the interactive development map to find out what's coming to Fuquay-Varina.Link to page
Land Development Ordinance
Adopted in 2016, the Land Development Ordinance regulates land use within the Town of Fuquay-Varina.Link to page
Land Use Plan
Adopted in 2017, the Land Use Plan sets a common vision and broad guiding principles for growth.Link to page
Maps & GIS
Maps & GIS PageLink to page
The Planning Board serves as an advisory committee to the Town Board of Commissioners.Link to page
Planning FAQsLink to page
Find useful information on the sign ordinance and applications for sign permits.Link to page
Southwest Area Study
Learn about the Southwest Area Study which will lay-out a long-term vision in southern Wake and northeastern Harnett Counties.Link to page
What’s Coming to Fuquay-Varina
Peruse a broad range of development projects planned for Fuquay-Varina.Link to page
Wake County Hazard Mitigation PlanLink to page