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The Planning Department utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create and maintain map layers or files of Pitt County. GIS programs such as ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcExplorer, ArcIMS and ArcGIS are the software programs being utilized for mapping and analysis. In addition to producing and updating maps, the Department has access to aerial imagery for detailed analysis of Pitt County for various projects.
Staff provides government, private and non-profit organizations and citizens with detailed GIS maps and information upon request. Government agencies such as Pitt County Schools, Pitt County Economic Development Commission, Pitt County Sheriff Office, Pitt County Environmental Health, Pitt County Inspections, and other agencies are supplied with maps, data analysis and digital images from the Planning Department. Digital and paper maps are produced for review by the public that include, but are not limited to, zoning maps, floodplain maps, existing infrastructure maps, Sheriff Patrol maps, Board of County Commissioner District maps and others. Pitt County creates maps for the Safe Communities Coalition’s CRASH project, which pinpoints automobile crashes in Pitt County so that adequate safety measures may be implemented.
Planning staff updates and maintains Pitt County’s E-911 database. Pitt County Planning staff is responsible for handling questions and the assignment of new addresses on a day-to-day basis as authorized by the Addressing Ordinance within Pitt County's Addressing Jurisdiction. Our addressing jurisdiction includes unincorporated Pitt County, Ayden, Bethel, Falkland, Farmville, Fountain, Grifton, Grimesland, Simpson and Winterville. Greenville has their own addressing jurisdiction. An addressing hotline is utilized for general inquiries from the public regarding addressing in Pitt County. Citizens can reach the addressing hotline by dialing (252) 902 - 3267.
Addressing Hotline: (252) 902-3267
Over 2,500 County street signs are maintained by the County’s Road Sign Coordinator. Street signage is checked monthly throughout the county and replaced as needed by the Road Sign Coordinator due to normal wear and tear, theft, vandalism and vehicular accidents. To report a damaged or missing road sign, please contact our office at (252) 902-3250 or fill out the Damaged Or Missing Road Sign Form and email or fax it to our office. Our fax number is (252) 830-2576.
The Planning Department continues to identify and seek the removal of noncompliant or illegal road signage. Planning Department staff requires county residents to remove personal signs that resembled official, county-approved signs. These noncompliant road signs cause confusion to emergency services personnel and other citizens when attempting to locate a particular address.
Since the completion of the E-911 addressing project for greater Pitt County and the nine municipalities within it, planning staff has been working on an effort to verify every addressable structure in the E-911 addressing database within unincorporated Pitt County. The first phase of the project, Project E-SAVE (E- 911 System Address Verification & Enforcement), completed in 2004 was the development of an audit-type database and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping component and the establishment of a pilot area. In 2005, staff proceeded with the pilot project for an area located in the northeast quadrant of Pitt County. After the completion of the pilot project, staff began auditing in ESAVE Area 1 and will continue with the project until all of Pitt County's addressing jurisdiction has been canvassed. For more information on the ESAVE project, citizens can request a copy of our brochure or download the ESAVE Brochure now.