Development Procedures


Site Development Plans are required by the City of Rocky Mount's Land Development Code for all new construction projects within the City Limits and the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction. The only exceptions are for single-family and duplex residences.

General Plan Level I
General Plan Level II
General Plan Level III
  • Industrial projects of any size located in an I-1, I-2, or I-P zoning district

  • Areas not visible from the public right-of & way and not accessible to the public are exempt from paving and landscaping requirements

  • Level 3 plans are reviewed and approved by the Development Review Committee

  • General Plan Level III Checklist

  • General Plan Level III Submission Form

Planned Building Group
  • Residential projects containing 9 or more attached dwelling units (e.g. apartments)

  • Residential projects with attached dwelling units for individual ownership (e.g. condominiums or townhouses)

  • Commercial, office or institutional projects with 10,000 or more square feet of floor area

  • Commercial, office, or institutional projects with 3 or more buildings on a single lot regardless of square footage

  • Commercial, office, or institutional projects of any size in a B-3 zoning district

  • College or university projects of any size

  • Manufactured home parks

  • Planned Building Groups are reviewed by the Development Review Committee and approved by the Planning Board

  • Planned Building Group Preliminary Plan Checklist

  • Planned Building Group Construction Plan Checklist

  • Planned Building Group Submission Form

Exempt Subdivision Plat
  • Recombination or re-platting of portions of existing lots with no increase in the total number of lots (Minimum lot sizes must be met)

  • Division of land into parcels greater than 10 acres with no street right-of-way dedication

  • Division of a tract of no more than 2 acres into 2 or 3 lots where no right-of-way dedication is required (Minimum lot sizes must be met)

  • Exempt plats are not subject to Land Development Code requirements

Minor Subdivision Plat
Major Subdivision