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Farmville Land Use Plan : Adopted June 2022

The Town of Farmville recently updated its Land Use Plan. The Land Use Plan can be viewed here. The plan will guide future development, preservation efforts, services and infrastructure priorities for the next 5 to 10 years. The plan addresses land use and development design, economic development, housing, parks and recreation, infrastructure and other key topics.

Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The Transportation Planning Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Pitt County, the Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Mid-East Rural Planning Organization, is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the County. A Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a long-range planning document that will assist local governments in making transportation decisions for the next 25-30 years. Plan adoption is anticipated in 2024. Current project recommendation can be found here.

Zoning Compliance Permit

The Town of Farmville requires a Zoning Compliance Permit be obtained prior to:Construction of any new Principal and Accessory Structures

  • Additions to Existing Structures
  • Commer­cial Occupancy of Existing Structures
  • Instal­lation of Fences and Signs

For more information, please see the following:
Link the attached brochure here

This department is responsible for:

  • Planning
  • Code enforcement
  • Reviewing/Approving site plans and blue prints
  • Receiving applications for Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits
  • Issuing Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits
  • Inspections on permitted construction and installation work in process, to enforce State codes for construction, as well as performing fire inspections on existing buildings/businesses and minimum housing inspections on homes in order to maintain compliance with minimum housing standards.
  • Maintaining construction and inspection records
  • Reporting construction and inspection records to County, State, and Federal Government as required by law.
  • Safety
  • Health and Safety Violations
  • Storm drainage improvements for the town and the towns extra territorial jurisdiction


  • All contractors must obtain a privilege license with the Town of Farmville prior to any permits being issued.
  • Building permits require two sets of plans being turned in along with the permit application form.
  • Plan review time approximately 5 days.
  • All other permits require permit application form. Additional information may be requested.
  • Burning permits may be applied for in person.
  • Permits can be submitted via email to Jessica Stepps at jstepps@farmvillenc.gov


To schedule an inspection call (252) 753-5921. Contractors must have their permit number when requesting an inspection.

Inspection Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
(last inspection scheduled at 3:30pm)

Friday: 8:00am to 12:00 noon
(last inspection scheduled at 11:30am)

All inspections called in prior to 10:00am will be put on the schedule for that day as long as there are times available.

Inspections called in after 10:00am will be scheduled for the following business day.

Method of Payments Accepted – Check, Cash, Credit Card