The Zebulon Planning Department oversees growth and development within the Town of Zebulon.  All new residential, commercial, and industrial development are reviewed by the departments to ensure consistency with Zebulon's short-term and long-range growth plans, policies, and ordinances.  The department handles planning, urban design, building permits, zoning, and code enforcement.

Unified Development Ordinance                                                                   Interactive Development Map         

Official Zoning Map                                                                                               Code Enforcement Dashboard

Wake County iMaps                                                                                              American Legal Publishing Corporation




IDT Plan Review for Applications and Plan Review 

The Town of Zebulon Planning Department uses IDT Plan Review to simplify the process for all applications. This review portal allows you to fill out the application, upload forms, plan sets, and other documents online. If you have questions regarding this new process, please contact Senior Planner Adam Culpepper at (919) 823-1809. 



Current Planning and Development

Zebulon Planning Staff works with developers, homeowners, and business owners to assure that new development and redevelopment within the Town of Zebulon meets the applicable regulations in the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance. These processes protect the health, safety, and welfare of all who live, work, and visit the Town.

Long Range Planning

Planning staff work to develop and maintain long-range plans to guide growth and development in Zebulon. These plans help promote sustainable growth and infrastructure. This is done with updates, modifications, and occasional rewrites of the Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Transportation Plan, and other guiding documents. These documents are used for rezoning and development request to assure that the Town grows smart.


Permitting staff review and enforce State Building Codes and local zoning regulations for all new residential and commercial activities and construction in the Town of Zebulon and the Town’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The building permitting staff also work closely with citizens to organize the review of plans during the pre-construction phase of projects, and provide information and services to citizens as they obtain the proper permits.

Building inspections are performed by Wake County Inspectors after all necessary permits and approvals have been obtained from the Town of Zebulon. Zoning inspections are performed by inspectors from the Town of Zebulon.

Code Enforcement

Code enforcement staff work to improve the appearance of our communities and maintain standards of living. By ensuring safe, healthy places to live, work and play, enforcing local ordinances and regulations helps protect public health, citizens’ property investments, and community pride. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing the highest quality of services to engage and educate the community on how to resolve code violations, and work together to make sure that Zebulon maintains a clean and safe environment for all citizens in our community.

Cate Farrell