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The Orange County Planning Board, hereafter called "The Board", consists of twelve (12) members. Each member of the Board is a resident of Orange County and each Township within the County is represented in the membership of the Board.

As provided for in 153A-321 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, the Board shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Make studies of Orange County and surrounding areas;
  • Determine objectives to be sought in the development of Orange County;
  • Propose and recommend plans for achieving these objectives;
  • Develop and recommend to the Board of Commissioners policies, ordinances, administrative procedures and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner;
  • Advise the Board of Commissioners concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans;
  • Exercise such functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the Board of County Commissioners may direct;
  • Perform other related duties that the Board of County Commissioners may direct; and
  • Approve and recommend for adoption by the Board of County Commissioners a Comprehensive Plan for development of the county, as well as amendments thereto.

The Orange County Planning Board meets regularly at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

Members: Orange County Planning Board

Calendar: Meeting Schedule Calendar

Regular meeting agendas and minutes:


January 7 Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
February 4 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
March 4 Agenda/Attachments Minutes



January 8 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
February 5


Additional Material

March 5 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
April 2 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
May 7 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
June 4


Additional Material

July 2 Agenda/Attachments Minutes

September 3



Pleasant Green Site Plan

Stoud's Creek Site Plan



October 8 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
November 5 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
December 3 Agenda/Attachments Minutes



January 9
February 6 Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
March 6


Additional Material

April 3 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
May 1 Meeting Cancelled Meeting Cancelled
June 5 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
July 10 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
September 4 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
October 2 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
November 6 Agenda/Attachments Minutes
December 4 Agenda/Attachments Minutes


Ordinance Review Committee (ORC) agendas and summary notes:


January 8 ORC Agenda Summary Notes
July 2 ORC Agenda Summary Notes
December 3 ORC Packet Summary Notes


January 9 ORC Agenda Summary Notes
July 10 ORC Agenda Summary Notes
October 2 ORC Agenda Summary Notes
November 6 ORC Agenda Summary Notes


For more information contact the Orange County Planning Department at

(919) 245-2575.