Planning and Development

The City of Hickory's Planning and Development Division is responsible for overseeing the physical development of the City of Hickory. The division's primary functions involve land use planning, development review, community development, brownfield redevelopment, and historic preservation.

For questions related to construction plan review and permitting, please contact the Permit Center at (828) 323-7410. For public records requests, please contact the Legal Department. For all other inquiries, please contact the Planning and Development Division at (828) 323-7422 or via email at

Update: Effective July 30, the Planning and Development Division, which includes the Permit Center, will permanently relocate from 111 Main Avenue NE Hickory NC 28601 (the former Hickory court building) to 76 North Center Street Hickory NC 28601 (Hickory City Hall). Mailing addresses will continue to be PO Box 398 Hickory NC 28603 (USPS) and 76 North Center Street Hickory NC 28601 (UPS/Fedex).

76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Planning Dept. : (828) 323-7422
Office Fax: (828) 323-7550



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