Planning, and Inspections

Welcome to the Department of Planning, Inspections & Central Permitting(now called Community Development).

**COVID19 Update**
May 1, 2020

Community Development remains open for permitting, planning, and inspections. Constituents are urged to first call 336.342.8130 to determine if we can meet your needs via phone, email, mail or online services.

Permitting and Inspections: We accept permit applications via email, fax, phone, and mail. Payments can be made via check or credit card and we do accept credit cards over the phone.  Applications are available for download here. When using email, please submit signed applications and other documents in PDF format. Applications can be emailed to our permitting technicians.
County inspectors are limiting inspections to work required for occupancy, and new home construction. Inspections for work such as basement finishes, remodels, additions, garages, etc. will have to wait for social distancing mandates to lessen. Please help keep our staff safe for essential inspections by maintaining a 6’ social distance in the field, and asking questions via phone or email.

Planning: Documents and Forms are available for download. Planning approvals are processed electronically, and we can forward signed final plats to the Register of Deeds if desired. The Technical Review Committee is reviewing submittals digitally as they are submitted to Planning.

Planning Board: The Rockingham County Planning Board as resumed meetings as previously scheduled. Social Distancing is being observed. Citizens wishing to speak are able to attend the meeting in person if they wish, they are encouraged citizens to contact planning staff if they would like to submit comments prior to a meeting. 


Community Development is...
...a centralized location for planning and development services in Rockingham County.


Community Development works together with other County departments toward the County Commissioners’ vision for growth and development that is balanced, high quality and safe for the citizens of Rockingham County.

We are guided through the county’s Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); state rules for water quality, flood protection, and environmental preservation
Community Development includes 4 areas:

Planning and Zoning-

approvals for zoning and site development, subdivision of land, and long range planning. Management of the County’s Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance. We also enforce zoning regulations for the Town of Wentworth.

Central Permitting -

permitting and  applications for building, environmental health, and public utilities. Permitting Technicians work with customers to help complete and issue building permits, applications for private water and sewer systems, and applications for new public utility service. Techs also collect water and sewer payments here. Central Permitting is located adjacent to Environmental Health for convenient access to private well and wastewater inspections.

Building Inspections-

inspections and occupancy approvals for all development subject to the NC Building Code. Staff reviews plans and issues permits for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and building activities consistent with the North Carolina State Building Code. Additionally, our staff completes plan review and issues permits for the towns of Stoneville, Mayodan, and Wentworth. 

Code Enforcement-

enforcement of the county’s ordinances for nuisances, zoning, and solid waste, and State regulations such as the NC State Building Code. 





Office location:

371 NC Hwy 65

Wentworth, NC   Suite 100

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspector's Hours:

8:00 am - 9:30 am

We cannot issue permits or collect money after 4:00 pm


If you wish to submit an application electronically please email docs to Permit Technicians for processing. They will call you for payment if you indicate that on the form. 


Permitting and Inspections

Phone 336-342-8130

Fax 336-342-8362

Email: Permit Technicians 

Tina Ayala,

Morgan Hutcherson,

Tammy Carter,

Planning and Zoning

Phone 336-342-8364

Email: Planners

Emily Bacon,

Carrie Spencer,

Mailing address

PO Box 105

Wentworth, NC 27320


 Rockingham County North Carolina
Contact Us
Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105