Planning, and Inspections

Department staff ensures that the County has controlled, balanced growth with the ultimate goal of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of Rockingham County citizens. 

This growth is guided by the Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance. The planning staff work in concert with the Planning Board & Board of Adjustment. These boards are comprised of citizen volunteers. They consider rezoning cases, special use permits, variances, and changes to our UDO. 

Planning functions include:
  • reviewing new construction and new uses for zoning permits
  • reviewing plats and land records for subdivision development projects
  • developing short- and long-term plans, including transportation, economic development, infrastructure, land use, and environmental conservation.   
  • Planning staff serve the unincorporated parts of the county and Wentworth.

Inspection functions include: 

  • Performs building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections on all new construction in the county to ensure that local, state and federal construction codes are met.   
  • Inspections at various stages of construction are made on a regular basis guaranteeing code compliance.
  •  Inspections staff serve the unincorporated parts of the county, Wentworth, Mayodan, and Stoneville. 

Planning & Zoning Administration

Carrie Spencer, Planning & Inspections Director 
(336) 342-8137

A. Lynn Cochran, Planner
(336) 342-8117
A. Lynn Cochran


 Emily Bacon, Associate Planner

(336) 342-8364
Emily Bacon
Contact us:

Call: (336) 342-8130 

Visit: Suite 100, 371 NC Hwy 65

Reidsville, NC 27320



Office Hours:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspector's Hours:

8:00 am - 9:30 am

No permits will be issued after 4:00 pm


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