Office Hours

Pender County staff will be available to answer questions from the public regarding the update to the Unified Development Ordinance on Tuesday’s (Burgaw) and Thursday’s (Hampstead) beginning November 12th and running through January 9th.  The availability will be after normal business hours and will run from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm on each of the advertised days.  (NOTE: exceptions to this schedule are as follows:  November 26 and 28; December 24, 26, and 31.)

It is highly encouraged to schedule a meeting by calling (910) 259-1202, however, staff will accommodate walk-ins to the best of their ability.  Please note the locations set above:

  •  Burgaw – 805 S. Walker Street

  • Hampstead – 15060 US HWY 17

Public Participation

​Extensive public participation and awareness is a key component of the UDO update and we want to hear from you throughout the process. Your thoughts, ideas, and participation are vital for the success of this effort. Over the course of the project, we will host public meetings and create a survey where we will ask for your input and feedback on the development regulations we will be working on during the UDO update. Please check back for upcoming opportunities for you to participate in shaping the future of our community.

Upcoming public involvement

  • Public Open House review of the draft UDO: held on Thursday September 26th 5:30-7:00pm at the Hampstead Annex (15060 US Hwy 17)  and public comment on the proposed revisions was collected and incorporated into the update through UDO revisions.

  • Planning Board 1st review: January 7, 2020

  • Planning Board 2nd review and recommendation: February 4, 2020

  • Board of Commissioners (first reading and potential adoption): March 16, 2020

  • Board of Commissioners (if needed, at BOCC discretion): April 20, 2020

These meeting dates are posted in coordination with County staff - check the County's website for official locations and times.


Previous steering committee meetings:

  • December 04, 2018- meeting.

  • January 23, 2019- meeting.

  • May 02, 2019 - meeting.

  • August 06, 2019 - meeting.