This microsite focuses on planning, development regulation, and land use law issues within the state of North Carolina.


2016 Preservation NC Annual Conference

Legal Issues for Certificates of Appropriateness (Slides)

2016 APA-NC Presentation Materials

Legal and Legislative Update Slides (Lovelady/Owens)

Dealing with Land Uses Not Specifically Addressed in a Zoning Ordinance (Owens)

Water and Sewer District’s Impact Fee Powers (Millonzi)

Interpreting the Zoning Ordinance (Lovelady)

Sign Litigation (Lovelady)


New Resources

Land Subdivision Regulation in North Carolina  

Reshaping Suburban Spaces: Lessons from North Carolina Cities

Coates' Canons -- An SOG faculty blog on local government law, including posts on planning and development regulation topics by Rich Ducker, David Owens, and Adam Lovelady.



Bulletin on 2016 Legislation (forthcoming Fall 2016)

Chapter 160D -- Proposed legislation for 2017 to reorganize city and county planning and development regulation statutes.  Click here for annotated bill draft.  Also see blog post: Proposed Reorganization and Modernization of Planning and Development Regulation Statutes

Bill List 2016  A list of bills affecting planning and development regulation considered in the 2016 session of the General Assembly, with final status of actions taken.

Bulletin on 2015 N.C. Legislation Related to Planning and Development Regulation -- click here for pdf file.



Courses and Certification

In-Person Workshops (Regional locations)

Online Training Modules  


This is a service of the School of Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Faculty Coordinators

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Gladys Hall Coates Professor of Public Law and Government
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Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Assistant Professor