Chapter 160D - Pitt County Updates

NCGS Chapter 160D – Proposed Development Ordinance Amendments

Public Hearing Notice

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021, at or after 6:00 p.m. regarding proposed amendments to several development-related ordinances that are administered by the Pitt County Planning Department.  This meeting will be held Virtually.  All meetings can be viewed by the public on PittTv (Suddenlink Cable Channel 13), the Pitt County YouTube channel (, or one of the official Pitt County Facebook pages.  Members of the public can also call the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners at (252) 902-2950 for instructions on how to participate virtually or to gain access to a listen-only option.

 Pitt County is proposing several amendments to the Zoning, Subdivision, Flood Damage Prevention, Addressing, Manufactured Home Park and Sexually Oriented Businesses Ordinances to ensure compliance with Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes.  Also proposed are several additional amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances including, but not limited to, the following: several amendments to the Permitted Use Table and Section 8 (Development Standards for Individual Uses) of the Zoning Ordinance; expanding the screening and buffer yard requirements for non-residential uses; reducing the time limit to establish a conditional zoning district; and several other amendments proposed for clarification and consistency purposes.  The purpose of this public hearing is to gather public comment and input on the proposed amendments prior to the Planning Board forwarding a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners.

 For more information on the proposed amendments, please contact Pitt County Planning and Development at 252-902-3250.  Those persons unable to attend the hearing virtually may submit written questions or comments to the Clerk to the Board before the meeting.  Written comments may also be submitted up to 24 hours after the public hearing.  Any written comments may be submitted via email to or by mailing to:

Clerk to the Board
Pitt County
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834


In 2019, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted S.L. 2019-111, which includes the new Chapter 160D of the North Carolina General Statutes.  Chapter 160D is a complete reorganization and modernization of the State’s planning and development regulations – the first since 1905.  The new chapter repeals the previous enabling statutes for both counties (153A) and municipalities (160A) and consolidates them into a single, unified chapter that is reorganized into a more logical and cohesive order.  Chapter 160D became effective on June 19, 2020, and local governments have until July 1, 2021 to amend any development ordinance affected by the new law.

Copies of the amended ordinances as well summaries of the proposed amendments are linked below.  For additional information, please contact the Pitt County Planning Department at (252) 902-3250.

Pitt County Zoning Ordinance:

Pitt County Subdivision Ordinance:

Pitt County Manufactured Home Park Ordinance:

Pitt County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance:

Pitt County Addressing Ordinance:

Pitt County Adult Establishments Sexually Oriented Businesses 
(aka Sexually Oriented Businesses) Ordinance: