Zoning and Subdivision


Rezoning Notice Sign

The Land Use Administration (LUA) section of the Planning and Development Services Department reviews and processes applications for rezoning, major and minor subdivisions, Special Use Permits (requiring elected body approval), Planning Board review items, and UDO (Unified Development Ordinances) text amendments. We also maintain an inventory of topographic maps, zoning maps, and aerial photographs (current & historic). If you are planning to develop land in Winston-Salem or Forsyth County, you can contact the LUA team at (336)747-7064 to discuss your request.

Please use the following links to navigate through the Planning web site:

Address & Street naming - Information on address assignment and street naming process

Applications - Applications for all requests that are processed by the LUA team

Forms/Handouts/Checklists/Fees - Handouts and forms used to explain various development processes

Monthly Planning Board Items - Information on development requests being heard by the Planning Board

IDT Plans digital submission portal link

Winston-Salem Northern Beltway - Interactive map of proposed beltway corridor.

Citizen's Guide to Evidentiary Hearings before the City Council (for a Special Use Permit) [pdf/3p] - Information and steps

Zoning Petition for a Special Use Permit [pdf/1pLegal] - must be notarized

Rezoning Process Handout [pdf/19kb/2p] - Information about the rezoning process

Sketch Plan Meetings [pdf/82.3kb/1p] - Information on weekly informal development review meetings.

Subdivisions - Information regarding major and minor subdivisions

UDO - UDO (Unified Development Ordinances) for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.

Walkertown UDO - UDO (Unified Development Ordinances) for Walkertown. 

Zoning Archive - Contains information on zoning cases beginning in 2000

Revised: 10/18/2018

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