Land Development Ordinance

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This Ordinance seeks to implement the policy recommendations of the Salisbury Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan as adopted by the Salisbury City Council on March 20, 2001. This document establishes the collective vision of how the citizens of Salisbury would like to have their city look and function by the year 2020.

To this end, this Ordinance embodies the principle of “Sustainable Growth.” Very simply,
this means that the City seeks to accommodate and maintain population growth and
economic expansion using coordinated planning and design. This principle fosters the
philosophy that each development decision represents an investment in the long-term viability
of the City. Thus, the commitment on the part of the City to improve, extend, and maintain
public infrastructure must be coupled with a similar commitment to quality investment in all
building and development.​

 Contact Information

Development Services
City Office Building
132 N Main Street (1st floor)
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Senior Office Assistant
Judy Jordan
(704) 638-5207
Planning and Development Services Manager
Preston Mitchell, CZO
(704) 638-5244

Zoning Administrator
David Phillips, CZO
(704) 638-5212

Catherine Garner
(704) 638-5324

Business Licensing and Bonds
Patty Shuping
(704) 638-5311

F.O.G. Coordinator

Teresa Barringer
(704) 216-7568
Fire Inspector
Rick Barkley
(704) 638-2118
Rowan County
Building Code Enforcement

(704) 216-8619