Planning & Inspections

The Planning and Inspections Department seeks to serve the citizens of Orange County by implementing adopted land use, environmental, and building policies and standards through a system of regulations to promote stable and quality development while protecting the environment.


Our services include:

  • Building Inspections
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan
  • Demographics
  • Engineering
  • Floodplain Management
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control
  • Planning GIS Maps
  • Stormwater Management 
  • Subdivisions
  • Transportation Planning
  • Zoning

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Contact Us

Planning & Inspections

Physical Address 
131 W Margaret Lane
Suite 201
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Mailing Address                                            Hours
P.O. Box 8181                                                Monday – Friday
Hillsborough, NC 27278                                  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                                               

Orange County Building Inspections: 919-245-2600 or 919-245-2601  
Orange County Current Planning and Zoning:  919-245- 2575 or 919-245-2574

Check our Holiday Calendar for variations in work hours, or the Severe Weather Delays and Closings page.