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Planning & Inspections Department

The Cumberland County Planning and Inspections Department’s mission is to promote a safe, stable, culturally and economically viable environment for the citizens of Cumberland County through comprehensive and coordinated planning, building inspection, and code enforcement services.

We emphasize excellent customer service, whether enforcing regulations or coordinating with citizens during the planning process. We have made every effort to provide you with information that will help guide you in determining how to seek out assistance in matters that affect your property as well as the services our agency provides.

The Department provides coordinated planning and inspection services throughout the unincorporated parts of Cumberland County and eight of the County’s municipalities, including Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Wade, Godwin, Falcon, Eastover, Linden, and Stedman. Numerous plans, policies and ordinances have been developed through cooperative efforts that serve this entire community and all our citizens. The department is continuing to seek more productive ways to meet the needs of our citizens through cross-training and "one-stop" permitting.

In addition to permitting and inspections, the department houses the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), proudly participates in coordinated land use planning with Fort Bragg through the Regional Land Use Advisory Committee (RLUAC), and partners with Mid-Carolina Council of Governments on various community initiatives.  

Planning is a living, changing and continuous process which requires that we recognize the connections between development and quality of life. Our staff consists of professional planners who are well qualified and have received national recognition for their contributions in their respective fields. We are all committed to the process of working together to ensure that the best living environment can be provided for all.

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Howard, Rawls
Phone: 910-678-7600
Fax: 910-678-7631
Address: Historic Courthouse
130 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Director: Rawls Howard
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Historic Courthouse
130 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-678-7600
Fax: 910-678-7631

Director: Rawls Howard