Development Services

Departmental Mission Statement 
The Development Services Department for the town of Waxhaw is committed to providing our Town's residents with the highest standard of public service, professionalism, honesty, and integrity.  We do so through the administration of development regulations that protect the public interests, through collaboration with our community stakeholders on various planning initiatives, and by developing strong partnerships that preserve and enhance the economic vitality of our thriving Main Street district. 

The Development Services Department is comprised of the following five divisions; Planning Division, Building Inspection Division, Downtown Development Division, Code Enforcement Division, and the Engineering Division. You can obtain additional information about each of the respective Divisions via the links below:

1. Planning Division 
2. Building Inspections Division 
3. Downtown Development Division 
4. Code Enforcement Division 
5. Engineering Division

Duties of The Development Services Department
The duties of The Development Services Department include administering the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO, addressing, permitting, subdivision and plan review, and providing support to the Historic Preservation CommissionMain Street Advisory Board, Board of AdjustmentPlanning Board, and Board of Commissioners.)

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