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The Ayden Planning Department is responsible for administering land use regulations throughout the town’s planning and development regulation jurisdiction. Nola Roberts is the Town Planner. All zoning or development inquires should be addressed to Nola’s assistant, Megan Carter.

Land Use Forms

REQUESTED ACTION PROCESS INITIAL ACTION FINAL ACTION FEE
Zoning Compliance Application Administrative Planning Director Planning Director NO CHARGE
Conditional Use Permit Quasi-Judicial Planning Board Board of Commissioners $250
Text Amendment Legislative Planning Board Board of Commissioners $150
Rezoning Legislative Planning Board Board of Commissioners $300
Variance Quasi-Judicial Board of Adjustment Board of Adjustment $250

Forms

REQUESTED ACTION PROCESS INITIAL ACTION FINAL ACTION FEE
Minor Subdivision Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC $150 plus $50 per care or fraction thereof not to exceed $500
Major Subdivision Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC $200 plus $50 per acre of fraction thereof not to exceed $1,000
Preliminary Plat Review (Minor Revisions) Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC
Site Plan Review, Minor Revisions Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC

$50 (Minor Revisions must be requested in writing by owner/applicant)

Site Construction, Major Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC $250 plus $25 per acre or fraction thereof not to exceed $500
Subdivision Construction Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC
Final Plat (Subdivisions) Administrative Planning Director/TRC Planning Director/TRC $150 plus $50 per acre or fraction thereof not to exceed $500
Stormwater Permit Administrative Planning Director Planning Director Major Subdivisions $400/ Other $250

Main Street

Downtown Ayden, Inc. is a Main Street America affiliate program that works to revitalize downtown Ayden by preserving historic buildings and investing in what is unique to Ayden. They meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month and are led by the board of directors. As a quasi-nonprofit, Downtown Ayden, Inc. organizes the “Kings of Q” BBQ Festival and Cookoff each year. As Ayden continues to grow, we look forward to welcoming new members and bringing even bigger things to the downtown. Check out our website at downtownayden.org.

If you’re interested in joining, please sign up for their email list here or email mdenham@ayden.com for more information on meetings.