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  • To prepare, enforce, and educate the public on local rules and regulations as they pertain to the orderly growth and development of the county.
  • To protect the lives and property of all citizens through proper construction and development methods, utilizing state and local codes and ordinances.
  • To provide an effective referral system so that all citizens will know where and how to go about applying for and receiving services.
  • To provide services in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner without any discrimination.

               Permits are issued Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm


Per General Statutes 153A-357 & 160A 417, property owners (or contractors on behalf of the owner) MUST designate a lien agent for most building projects valued $30,000 or more at time of permit issuance. 

Contact LiensNC for assistance at or 1-888-690-7384.


Edgecombe County is leasing property for $10. ($1 per year for 10 years) These properties are to remain empty lots.  No structures allowed.  Please contact the Planning Office at (252) 641- 7802 or visit us at 201 St. Andrew St. Room 205, Tarboro, NC 27886 for more information.



Edgecombe County Properties 
Click here for the most current list of properties obtained through tax foreclosure. If you would like to make an offer to purchase a property, download and complete this FORM .
Mail to : Cynthia T. Jenkins, Planning Director,
P.O. Box 10, Tarboro, NC 27886
for more information call: (252) 641-7802 or
visit the planning office located in room 205.
Current bids

The Planning Office works with two citizen boards the meet regularly;  the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment.  The responsibilities of each board are as follows: 

PLANNING BOARD-  An advisory board that reviews major land subdivision plats, rezoning requests, and land development ordinance amendments.  Recommendations are referred to the Board of Commissioners.  Periodically the Planning Board evaluates land development policies and trends to assess the need for changes. 

MEETING SCHEDULE:  As caseload demands, on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 
NOTE:  There is a fee associated with submission of subdivision plats.  The fee varies according to the size of development.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT-  A quasi-judicial appeals board that grants variances from zoning ordinance development standards (pursuant to hardships) and special use permits.  Appeals of Board of Adjustment rulings are to the court system.

MEETING SCHEDULE:  As caseload demands, on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.