We lay the groundwork for people to thrive in Transylvania County.
— Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning & Community Development


We oversee all land use ordinances and provide guidance for property development in Transylvania County, excluding the City of Brevard and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (with the exception of farmers in the ETJ).  Administration of county ordinances includes reviewing subdivisions and exemptions; flood plain management; and issuing permits required by ordinances.

Additionally, we provide guidance, personnel and administrative support to the following appointed county boards:



We empower our community to shape its future by facilitating the engagement of our citizens and public sector groups for the purpose of creating a more functional society and improving our own social, economic and environmental situation.