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Land Use Planning

The Planning and Development Division is responsible for the short and long range planning of the City of Hickory and its extra-territorial jurisdiction.

Short-Range Planning

Short range planning involves zoning changes, development review, and land subdivision.

Rezoning Information

Development Review/Permit Information

Special Use Permit Information

Variance Information

Subdivision Information

Zoning District Information

Land Development Code


Annexation Applications

     Application for Voluntary Annexation
     Application for Future Voluntary Annexation


Long-Range Planning

Long range planning involves the development of comprehensive and master plans that work to guide growth within the City of Hickory.

Hickory by Choice 2030 Comprehensive Plan (2019 Update)

Hickory by Choice 2030 Future Land Use Map

City of Hickory Master Plans

City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

Life. Well Crafted.

Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

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