Planning & Zoning

General Services Building

The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Department is to be a customer service department in the following six ways: 

  • To assist the Board of Supervisors with land use planning
  • To be both proactive and reactive to proper zoning of a land use
  • Create and enforce ordinances as public guidelines to ensure land use is equitable for all
  • Issue building permits ensuring that proper construction and safety standards are adhered to
  • Issue mobile home installation permits to ensure state standards are followed
  • Address citizen complaints

Codes Adopted by Graham County

  • 2003 International Building Code
  • 1994 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2003 International Mechanical Code
  • 2002 National Electric Code
  • 2003 International Residential Code
  • 2003 International Existing Building Code
  • 2003 International Fire Code
  • 2003 International Energy Conservation Code

A copy of the Graham County Building Codes is available in the Graham County Planning and Zoning Department for public inspection during regular working hours.