Welcome to the Rutherford County Planning Department
(828) 288-4501
Fax: (828) 288-3283

272 N. Toms Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Your Planning Department staff:
Janet Lovelace, Administration
Aubrey Clay, Project Manager (email)
Danny Searcy, Director (email)

This office has the responsibility for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of ordinances for Rutherford County, NC. The Planning Department will monitor each potential building site to be sure it is not in a watershed or school zone, as well as stay abreast of all County ordinances to enable you to build safely. This department also monitors the dividing of land into smaller tracts, mobile home parks and other land use matters. For information on this, see the web page entitled, "Ordinances."

For Planning inside municipal/town limits please contact:
The Town of Bostic:  (828) 245-5108
The Village of Chimney Rock (828) 777-5718
The Town of Ellenboro: (828)453-8611
The Town of Forest City (828) 248-5201
The Town Lake Lure (828) 625-9983
The Town of Ruth (828) 287-6002
The Town of Rutherfordton (828) 287-3520
The Town of Spindale (828) 286-2541

Most of our documents are "public record," meaning that the public may come peruse them. However, we do request advance notice for copies or inspection of any documents. Please fax, mail, or drop the following form to our office with the requested information noted.

To submit a written request for public information contact Kim Aldridge (email)