Review Process Information

To process all petitions/applications quickly the following items must be submitted:

  1. All fee's shall be paid at time of petition/application submittal
  2. Completed adjacent and across road attachment sheet with property tax numbers
  3. Completed petition/application signed by all property owners and/or agent
  4. If business or special use then a site plan must be included
  5. Plat of entire parcel with dimensions of area for request, when the entire parcel is not being considered

Review Process

All hearings are held on the first Thursday of each month (unless it is a holiday). Special call meetings are schedules per request if special circumstances are involved.

All material shall be turned over to the Clerk of the Planning/Adjustment Board no less than three weeks prior to scheduled meeting.

Review the Petition

Planning/Zoning Staff shall review the petition/application for compliance, if complete then process will proceed, if not complete or additional information is needed then petition/application shall be returned to property owner (s) or agent. Time issue is important because two week notice to property owners and/or newspaper ad is involved for hearings.

Each petition/application will be heard before the Planning/Adjustment board at the scheduled night at 5:30 P.M. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing, review the petition/application and make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners at their next regular scheduled meeting. (The Clerk to the Board of Commissioners will provide the date and time of the hearing 704-694-2796) The Board of Adjustment will make their decisions the night of the hearing.


Appeals of final decisions by the Board of Commissioners or the Board of Adjustment may be appealed by anyone to the Superior Court within 30 days of the decision.


The Anson County Planning and Zoning Department has the duty and responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of all residents and stakeholders of the County. It is the responsibility of this department and its staff to study and make recommendations regarding prospective zoning changes while at the same time using established planning principles and analysis in an effort to be equitable to all. Consequently this department may not be in favor of all request or changes. Recommendations made by this department are advisory in nature and neither the Planning/Adjustment board nor Board of Commissioners is bound to follow staff's recommendation. It is the duty of this department to make ourselves fully available to assist you, our clients, through the process in pursuit of your request.