Planning Board


The Planning Board shall have the following duties and powers:

  1. Review applications for Zoning District changes and Amendments to this Ordinance and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as necessary.
  2. Review and make comments and/or recommendations on special matters referred to the Planning by the Board of Commissioners.

For further information, please refer to Section 1704 in the Burke County Zoning Ordinance.

The Burke County Planning Board is advisory in nature and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, studies and prepares reports requested by the Commissioners, and suggests projects for the staff to investigate.

This board meets on the 4th Thursday of every month (except the months of November and December) at 5:30 PM.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Burke County Planning Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.


The initial members served staggered terms. Subsequent appointments shall be for terms of three years each. Members can be reappointed to succeed themselves but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Members shall be residents of the County. Three members shall be from the eastern portion of the County and three members shall be from the western portion of the County.

The seventh member shall alternate between east and west each term. One member from each portion must reside in an area zoned by the County.

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