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Chapter 42A, Henderson County Land Development Code (LDC) Click here for an LDC Table of Contents

LDC Adoption

Henderson County developed the LDC and Official Zoning Map in order to help direct and manage growth. The formal Board of Commissioners review process which led to the adoption of the LDC, began in December 2006. On September 19, 2007 the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the LDC and Zoning Map as County ordinance. A series of amendments to the text of the LDC and Official Zoning Map have occured since initial adoption.

The adoption and amendment processes for the LDC are recorded in detail on the LDC Adoption and Amendment History Page. Amendments to the Official Zoning Map, since the adoption of the LDC and Official Zoning Map, may be reviewed by clicking here.

LDC Administration

The Planning Department, Code Enforcement Services Department, and Engineering Department Water Quality Division are responsible for the administration of the LDC. Each department/division is responsible for the administration of portions of the ordinance with some administration being jointly shared among the departments.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of:

  1. Henderson County 2020 Comprehensive Plan amendments;
  2. LDC Text Amendments;
  3. LDC Zoning Changes (Rezonings/Map Amendments);
  4. Vested Rights;
  5. Subdivision Regulations; and
  6. The joint administration of other miscellaneous regulations of the LDC including, but not limited to, adequate public facilities regulations, landscaping standards, parking and loading standards, sign regulations, and natural resources.

The Code Enforcement Services Department is responsible for the administration of:

  1. Zoning regulations;
  2. Communication tower regulations;
  3. Manufactured home park regulations;
  4. Flood damage prevention regulations;
  5. Water supply watershed regulations;
  6. Mountain ridge protection regulations; and
  7. The joint administration of other miscellaneous regulations of the LDC including, but not limited to adequate public facilities regulations, landscaping standards, parking and loading standards, sign regulations, and natural resources..

The Engineering Department Water Quality Division is responsible for the administration of:

  1. Erosion and sedimentation control regulations;
  2. Stormwater regulations; and
  3. The joint administration of other miscellaneous regulations of the LDC.

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