Planning & Inspections

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The following documents are provided to the public via downloads as an Adobe PDF document. If you have a question as to which document you need, please contact the Planning & Inspections Department at 336-475-4249.

Zoning Map & Land Development Plan

Thomasville-Zoning-Map-10-21-2020

  • Official Zoning Map of the City of Thomasville and designated extraterritorial Jurisdiction.

Thomasville LDP 2019 Final (caution, large file)

  • The Thomasville Land Development Plan will help guide future development and redevelopment
    decisions of the City Planning Board and Council.  This plan will serve as the City’s guide to community physical, social and economic development and will provide a rational basis for local land use decisions with a twenty-year vision for future planning.

Zoning Ordinance

  • Provides a link to the Municipal Code of Ordinances, which includes the Thomasville Zoning Ordinance.
  • Zoning District Summaries are available below for non-residential districts.

C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Summary 
C-2 Highway Commercial Summary
C-3 General Commercial Summary
C-4 Central Commercial Summary
O-I Office and Institutional Summary
M-1 Light Industrial District Summary
M-2 Heavy Industrial Summary

Rezoning Procedure and Application

  • Application for map amendment to request a change a property(s) zoning district to another zoning district.

Variance Procedure and Application

  • Application for relief from the strict terms of a zoning ordinance, such as setback requirements, structure height, and lot coverage.


Historic Preservation Commission Downloads

Certificate of Appropriateness

  • Application for major and minor work to the exterior of the building and significant landscape changes in the Historic District. The Certificate Of Appropriateness ensures that the work will meet Historic District Guidelines.

Commercial Development Downloads

Business Registration Application

  • Application for the issuance of business certificate to conduct business within the city.

Commercial Building Permit Application 8.23.19

  • Application for new construction, additions, alterations and repairs to commercial structures in accordance with the North Carolina Building Code.

Electrical Permit Request Form revised October 2020

Mechanical Permit Request Form revised October 2020

  • Application for new construction, additions, alterations and repairs to commercial or residential structures in accordance with the North Carolina Electrical and Mechanical Code.

Demolition Permit Request Form

  • Application to demolish commercial or residential structures.  

 Sign Application

  • Application for freestanding signs, wall signs and other types of signs that require permits.
 Itinerant Merchant

  • Application for permit to conduct business as itinerant merchant.


Residential Development Downloads

Residential Building Permit Application

  • Application for new construction, additions, alterations and repairs to one and two-family structures in accordance with the North Carolina Residential Code.

Electrical Permit Request Form revised October 2020

Mechanical Permit Request Form revised October 2020

  • Application for new construction, additions, alterations and repairs to commercial or Residential structures in accordance with the North Carolina Electrical and Mechanical Code.

Miscellaneous Documents

Thomasville Design Guidelines

  • Guidebook to help owners, developers, and businesses to maintain and enhance their buildings within the Downtown Municipal Service District. Provides a list of resources, grants, and vendors that specialize in historic structures.

 Stormwater Permit Application

  • Application for Stormwater Best Management permit (Stormwater Phase II).