What is my property zoned?
You can obtain the zoning of your property by contacting the Planning Department at (336) 626-1201 ext. 212 and providing the property address or Randolph County Property Identification Number (PIN#).
Can I subdivide my property?
Subdividing property involves dividing an existing parcel into two or more parcels. Often, people relate 'subdivisions' to major residential developments with many lots but a subdivision sometimes only creates 2 or 3 lots. The City of Asheboro's Subdivision Ordinance outlines subdivision requirements. Newly created lots must possess minimum square footage and public street frontage, depending on the property's zoning. Call (336) 626-1201 ext. 225 if you are interested in subdividing property.
What permits do I need to start a business?
Before the City will issue a privilege license, you will need to obtain a Zoning Permit from the Planning Department. The Zoning Administrator will verify that the existing zoning is appropriate for the businesses you intend to open and that adequate parking is provided on site to accommodate customers. The site will also be reviewed for compliance with Asheboro's landscaping, access, lighting, and other development requirements. Contact the Zoning Administrator at (336) 626-1201 ext. 292 to discuss the steps involved in obtaining a Zoning Permit.
Can I operate a business from my home?
The city does permit some types of businesses to operate from a residence. Such businesses are known as 'Home Occupations.' These businesses typically do not generate substantial traffic, increase the demand on public services, or change the residential character of the home or neighborhood. Some examples of permitted Home Occupations include craft making, music lessons, and computer programming. Call (336) 626-1201 ext. 292 to determine if your proposed home business is permitted in Asheboro.
How do I change the zoning of my property?
The process for changing the zoning of property involves two public meetings with review by the City Planning Board and the City Council. The process usually takes approximately sixty days from the date that you make an application. Many factors affect the likelihood that your request will be approved or denied, including the zoning of surrounding properties, the recommendations of the City's Land Development Plan, staff analysis, and community support. Since the rezoning process is often complex, it is recommended that you speak with staff prior to making an application or paying the hearing fee. Call (336) 626-1201 ext. 225 to learn more about rezoning property.
What if I can't meet the requirements of the ordinance?
Sometimes, unique circumstances prevent someone from meeting all of the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. These circumstances must relate to something beyond financial hardships. The City Board of Adjustment reviews requests to waive specific requirements due to unusual conditions. A variance request or appeal requires a public hearing and sworn testimony. The Board typically meets the first Monday of every month and an application must be filed at least thirty days prior to the hearing. Call (336) 626-1201 ext. 292 if you think that you have a situation that warrants a variance.