The Civil Plan Review process provides a coordinated review of commercial site development, residential subdivision construction plans, and plats. The review process incorporates internal review by staff representatives from Engineering, Watershed, Planning, Zoning, Public Services and Fire; as well as review by external agencies where appropriate and includes the following steps:

Plan Review Process

Step 1 – Pre-submittal Meeting

Step 2 – Plan Submittal

Step 3 – Plan Review

Step 4 – Plan Approval

Step 5 – Watershed/Stormwater Permit Issuance

Step 6 – Zoning Permit or Building Permit Issuance


Step 1 – Pre-submittal Meeting

All applicants must schedule a pre-submittal meeting with the Town before any new development proposal is submitted. Town staff will provide guidance on stormwater submittals, site plan design, and Planning approval conditions. Applicants should be prepared with the following information and call 336-992- 0605 to schedule the meeting with the Development Project Coordinator.

  • Project Name
  • Project Location
  • Applicant/Owner Contact Information
  • Summary of the proposed scope of the project
  • Site Plan or Sketch Plan (if available)

Step 2 – Plan Submittal

Following the presubmittal meeting, the applicant shall submit the following to the Development Project Coordinator for civil construction plan review:

  • Cover sheet with a listing of all submitted materials and a summary of the proposed project scope.
  • One (1) hard copy of the Watershed/Stormwater Permit Application
  • One (1) hard copy, PDF, and dwg files of the complete set of civil construction drawing (24” x 36”)
    • Includes Full Landscape Plan (bufferyards, street trees, detail for foundation plantings, plant type and count, size and height of plants at the time of planting, spacing of plants, plant material legend)
  • One (1) hard copy, PDF, and dwg files of Stormwater Report and Drainage Area Map
  • PDF file of USGS Quad map and County Soil Survey with delineated project limits
  • PDF files of all other supporting documentation
  • Applicable submittal checklists
    • Site Plan Submittal Checklist
    • Construction Plan Submittal Checklist
    • High Density Watershed Permit Submittal Checklist
      • Stormwater Design Construction Plans Submittal Checklist
  • Alternatively, an online permitting option is provided below.

Steps 3 and 4 – Plan Review/Approval

The Development Project Coordinator will distribute the submittal materials to the appropriate reviewers. The applicant will correspond directly with the Development Project Coordinator regarding review comments unless instructed otherwise and adhere to the resubmittal requirements as provided.

Steps 5 and 6 – Permit Issuance

At the conclusion of the review and approval of the development proposal, the following information must be provided by the applicant prior to permit issuance and release of stamped, approved plans:

  • Performance Guarantee
  • NCDOT Approval (if applicable)
  • NCDEQ Erosion Control Permit (if applicable)
  • Applicable Fees


* Note: A separate submittal may be required to the public water and sewer utility provider and/or State agencies.


Online Permitting

Alternatively you may also use ViewPoint, the Town’s online permitting system for civil plan reviews.

     ViewPoint Links:


If you need further assistance, contact the Development Services Division at (336)-996-7166.

Resource Documents




Request Pre-Submittal Meeting

Request an appointment online

By Phone

To request an appointment by phone, call 336-992-0605.