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Planning and Zoning Board

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Current Membership Roster
Agenda and Minutes (Regular and Work Session)
Current Goals and Work Plan
Annual Report

Please note the 2020 Recruitment Period closed on July 31, 2020. If interested in additional volunteer opportunities, citizens are encouraged to sign up for email updates to be notified when opportunities become available.

Mission Statement

The members of the Town of Cary Planning and Zoning Board shall exercise their statutory authority as granted by the General Statutes of North Carolina and by the Town of Cary Code of Ordinances and Land Development Ordinance, in an objective and timely manner to provide advice to the Town Council related to long-range planning, zoning, and related development matters.

Life Span Statement 

The Planning and Zoning Board is a standing board, which meets monthly. Board members will reexamine their purpose every three years beginning in 2013.

Powers and Duties 

The Planning and Zoning Board is an advisory body to the Town Council and deals with land use, zoning and development issues.


The Planning and Zoning Board consists of 9 members appointed by the Town Council, one of whom the Town Council designates as chairperson. Eight members are appointed from within Cary's corporate limits and 1 member is appointed from the Town's extraterritorial jurisdiction. All appointments to the board are for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled.


The board meets monthly at 6:30 p.m., in the Council chambers, 316 N. Academy St., Cary. Meetings can last up to 4 hours, and requires an occasional work session that can last up to 2 hours, as well as site visits and plan reviews. Members are also expected to attend numerous community meetings and joint meetings with Town Council during the preparation of land use plans, zoning ordinance amendments and other special projects. 

All meetings are open to the public. Visit Town's Web calendar to confirm meeting dates, times, and locations. View the meeting on the Town's YouTube channel or on the Town's website

More information on the board can be found in the rules of order.

Electronic Participation in Meetings

At Town of Cary, we're happy to offer an option to allow you to electronically participate in some meetings of our appointed boards and commissions:
Board/Commission Members

Scot Berry
Planning and Development Services
311 or (919) 469-4046

Related Links

Board Meeting Video
Public Hearing Cases

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