Planning & Inspections


In accordance with Chapter 160D (“Chapter 160D”) of the North Carolina General Statutes, Craven County (“County”) intends to amend County’s existing land use ordinances (namely, County’s Subdivision Ordinance). The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed addition of a Family Subdivision added to the Craven County Subdivision Ordinance.

The Craven County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on these matters at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached) on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Craven County Administration Building, and all interested persons are invited to attend and present their views.

Craven County Board of Commissioners
406 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560


Fair Housing Survey

Craven County is conducting a survey as part of its obligation in receiving Community Development Block Grant funding from the NC Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division. This survey is part of the County’s efforts to obtain feedback from the public regarding fair housing and housing discrimination issues.

Federal and state housing laws prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other real estate-related transactions because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability. As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant funding, the County is committed to addressing any housing discrimination issues that may arise.

Housing discrimination complaints can be reported to (252) 636-6618 (local) or NC Human Relations Commission at (919) 733-7996, TDD# (919) 733-7996.

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Final Public Notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) has received the following application for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of FEMA’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

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The objectives of the Planning and Inspections Department are to help promote and coordinate the orderly growth and development of lands within the county, aid in the orderly development of county government, and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community through proper planning techniques and accurate enforcement of building codes and regulations set by the State of North Carolina and Craven County.


The information contained in the following pages was valid at the time of publication. Craven County reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no legal responsibility for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies on this site.

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