The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for regulating development within the City of Locust.
Planning staff performs:
- Rezoning cases
- Site plan reviews
- Subdivision processing
- Compliance permits
- Answer questions regarding development of land in Locust
The Planning and Zoning Department issues Zoning Compliance Permits, which are required for any development or construction project. The Stanly County Central Permitting Department and the Cabarrus County Building Standards Department will not issue a Building Permit until a Zoning Compliance Permit has been obtained from the City of Locust Planning & Zoning Department. Residential Zoning Application and Commercial Zoning Application can be found on this site and must be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Department in person or by mail at 186 Ray Kennedy Drive
Land Use Plan
Development in Locust is guided by the City of Locust Land Use Plan.
Residential Development Process
To increase transparency and citizen involvement, the City Council has initiated a development process designed to keep residents informed as new developments are proposed, reviewed, changed and, finally, approved or denied. To learn more, please visit the Residential Development Process webpage.