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Planning Department

The Town of Granite Falls Planning Department serves the community by managing growth, administering development regulations, staffing citizen boards such as the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment and serving as a liaison between the Town and other local, regional and state agencies.

Planning Department staff is available to answer questions concerning zoning regulations, setback requirements, subdivision regulations, watershed regulations, floodplain regulations, overgrown or neglected properties, junked or abandoned vehicles, changing the use of an existing structure or property and obtaining Zoning Permits.

Greg Wilson, CZO, Town Planner
PO Drawer 10
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone# (828) 396-3131
Fax# (828) 396-3133

Planning Board
The Town of Granite Falls Planning Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm in the Town Council Chamber at 4 South Main Street.


  • Tim Hemphill, Chairman
  • Annette Swanson, Vice Chair
  • Patrick Barker, ETJ
  • Rita Church
  • Jearline Ernest
  • Greg Johnson
  • Scott Reid, ETJ
  • Rob Howard, Alternate
  • Michael Richard, Alternate

Board of Adjustment
The Granite Falls Board of Adjustment meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm in the Town Council Chamber at 4 South Main Street.


  • Wade Yount, Chairman
  • Judy Yount, ETJ, Vice Chair
  • Keith Barnwell
  • Al Huffman
  • Mike Matthewson
  • Wylie Moore, ETJ
  • Phillip Shows
  • David Luke, Alternate
  • Alan Hemphill, Alternate


Please note that the Zoning Map below was created in 2011 and any Zoning Map Amendments, subdivisions or annexations since that time will not be reflected. Contact the Planning Department directly with any zoning or boundary questions.

The following ordinances are available for viewing in PDF format.

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