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Planning

CASWELL COUNTY

QUICK INFO

CONTACT 

Phone: (336) 694-9731 ext. 6205 

Fax: (336) 694-5547

Director: Matthew Hoagland

E-mail: [email protected]

Physical Address 144 Main Street, Yanceyville, NC 27379

Office Hours: M-F  8:00am to 5:00pm

PLANNING BOARD

Purpose: 

The responsibility of the Planning Board is to administer and interpret ordinances.

MEMBERS

W. Russell Johnston - Chairman

C. Michael Poteat - Vice-Chairman

Antonio W. Foster

Ron W. Richmond

Scott Oakley

Jason Daniel

Don Swann

(ex-officio)

Commissioner Steve Oestreicher

County Manager 

Environmental Health Specialist 

Chief Building Inspector 

County Planner 

Vacancy

MEETINGS

Meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Gunn Memorial Public Library.

DETAILS & FORMS

What We Do

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of all of the county’s ordinances related to land use such as, but not limited to; zoning, subdivision, watershed, manufactured homes, outdoor storage, communication towers, flood damage prevention, hazard mitigation, farmland preservation, adult businesses, environmental protection, etc.

The Planning Department renders advice and guidance to the Public, Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, and Agricultural Advisory Board.

The Planning Department is responsible for the enforcement of all of the above-mentioned ordinances and all Land Use activities in the County.

Board Links:

 

Connect Caswell

Connect Caswell 2020 is an initiative aimed at providing access to broadband internet and cell coverage to anyone who wants it in Caswell County. Our goal is to begin seeing the infrastructure for that connectivity laid by the year 2020.

We'll try to accomplish this through three goals:

  1. Surveys to collect data on current internet access. We can use that data to better take advantage of opportunities to expand access in our county. Please fill out a survey, even if you already have internet. Survey link: https://bit.ly/2EIoY3W.

  2. Free reviews for property owners who would like to have a cell phone tower on their property.

  3. Policy changes like allowing cell towers to be built closer together and reducing their operating fees.


Check out the Connect Caswell 2020 Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ConnectCaswell2020.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Are there minimum housing standards? (ie. Mowing of grass, unsightly structures, etc…)

No

 

 

Does the County have any zoning?

Only the Hyco Lake area, the Town of Yanceyville, and the Town of Milton are zoned.
Hyco Lake Zoning Map

 

 

 

Does the County require a Business License?

No

 

 

What are the setback requirements?

Hyco Lake Zoning area- rear is 0 feet from the 420 contour line, side is 15 feet, and front is 30 feet from the right of way unless there is no right of way you would use the property line.

Town of Yanceyville- Please call Town Hall at (336)694-5431

Town of Milton- Please call Town Mayor Patricia Williams (336) 234-0316 or Town Clerk Shirley Wilson (336) 234-8980

All other areas of the County must meet the subdivision setback requirements:

  • Front Yard Setback- for state maintained roads, the setback shall be fifty (50) feet from the right-of-way line of the access road or the front property line, whichever is furthest from the street centerline.  For private roads, the setback shall be sixty (60) feet from the centerline of the private street. 

  • Side yard setback is fifteen (15) feet.

  • Side yard setback corner lot is twenty (20) feet

  • Rear yard setback is twenty five (25) feet.

 

 

What are the watershed buffers?

A minimum thirty foot (30’) undisturbed buffer, and an additional fifty foot (50’) vegetative buffer for development activities is required along all perennial waters indicated on the most recent versions of the U.S.G.S. 1:24,000 (7.5 minute) scale topographic maps. 

The buffer shall be measured from the edge of the bank shown on the survey of the property or on the most recent United States Department of Housing and Urban Development maps.

Agriculture and forestry activities are exempt from these requirements. Golf courses do not have to have a 30 foot undisturbed buffer, but the 50 feet vegetative buffer requirement shall apply to them.

 

 

What is the minimum lot size?

Hyco Lake zoning area- thirty thousand (30,000) square feet

Town of Yanceyville- Please call Town Hall at (336)694-5431

Town of Milton- Please call Town Mayor Patricia Williams (336) 234-0316 or Town Clerk Shirley Wilson (336) 234-8980

All other areas in the County must meet the Caswell County Subdivision Ordinance minimum lot size:

  • 1 acre (43,560 sq ft) of usable land unless located within Country Line Creek WS-II Watershed.  Critical area of the watershed requires a 3 acre minimum lot size.  Protected area of the watershed requires a minimum of 2 acres.

Forms

The following forms can be found in our Document Center. no documents are linked below, you must visit the Document Center to download the form. Click here to access the Document Center then click on Planning Department.

Applications

  • Floodplain Development Permit Application

  • Agricultural Preservation District Application

  • Environmental Assessment Application

  • Hyco Zoning Compliance Application

  • Manufactured Home Park Application

  • Outdoor Storage Facility Application

  • Sexually Oriented Business Application

  • Shooting Range Application

  • SNIA Permit Application

  • Temporary Placement Permit:  Manufactured Home

  • Temporary Placement Permit:  Recreational Vehicle

  • Variance Petition Application

  • Watershed Protection Permit Application

  • Wireless Communication Tower Application

  • Zoning Map Amendment Application

Forms

  • Complaint Form

  • Land Development Form

  • UDO Text Amendment Form

  • Variance Petition Request

  • Flood Hazard Acknowledgement Form

  • Cell Tower Land Development Form

Other Documents

The following items can be found in our Document Center. no documents are linked below, you must visit the Document Center to view/download. Click here to access the Document Center then click on Planning Department.

  • Hyco Lake Zoning Map

  • Unified Development Ordinance 2020

  • Residential Building Permits Brochure

  • Planning Department Fee Schedule

  • Memo to Land Surveyors Conducting Work in Caswell County

  • Caswell HIDO Initial Draft 2020

  • SE Caswell Anderson Zoning Map

  • SE Caswell Royal Park Zoning Map

  • SE Caswell Zoning Map June 2021

  • SE Caswell Zoning Use Table 2

  • ARTICLE 5 Conditional Zoning Addition

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BOARD
MINUTES

Below are the minutes from the most current board meetings. To request older Planning Board minutes please contact Matthew Hoagland, County Planner, at [email protected]