The Planning Department advises citizens, staff, and elected officials on policies for land use, housing, transportation, zoning, and growth management. The department administers the provisions in the Land Development Ordinance and the Comprehensive Plan, conducts long-range studies, manages the reviews of subdivision plats and site development plans, and oversees permitting activity.

Rolesville’s jurisdiction includes the Town’s corporate limits and parts of unincorporated Wake County referred to as Rolesville’s Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Find out if your property is in Rolesville’s Town Limits or ETJ by viewing the zoning map.

Community participation is essential to the planning process. Your input and ideas guide our efforts, and our staff welcomes your insight and feedback - please submit your thoughts to


The Planning Department consists of and completes four main work programs:

1. Code Enforcement - this is both the education about and enforcement of the Land Development Ordinance on private property, such as illegal signage, and construction without required permits, but also interacting with the public on Town Code topics such as property maintenance, yard sales, etc.

2. Comprehensive Planning - this is the administration of the 2017 Comprehensive Plan which includes various forms of long-range planning, including review and recommendation on Voluntary Annexation petitions and requests to change zoning districts (Map amendments aka Rezonings).  

3. Current Planning - this is the management and review of Land Development Applications also known as land entitlements.  These includes Annexation petitions, Rezoning requests, Variance or Special Use Permit requests, subdivision plat and infrastructure plans, and site development plans.  

4. Permitting - this is the Administrative management, review, and issuance of various types of Permits and Certificates of Occupancy, in partnership with Wake County Permitting staff in many instances.

Planning Director

Office Address

502 Southtown Circle

Rolesville, NC 27571


Mailing Address

PO Box 250

Rolesville, NC 27571