Zoning & Land Use

Zoning is a device of land-use planning designed to structure and organize permitted uses in the Town to protect and advocate for the health, safety and overall welfare of the general public. Zoning districts are mapped out to guide development and to ensure that adjacent zones do not present a nuisance to one another. Below you will find links to the Town of Wendell’s Zoning Map and a table listing permitted uses within each zone.

Identify Zoning of Property (2 Options):

  1. Online - Wake County I-MAPs
  2. Contact the Planning Department at (919) 365-4448 or 15 E. Fourth Street, Wendell, NC 27591 during normal business hours 

The Zoning Districts & Use Table provides information on land uses that are permitted, permitted subject to additional standards, require a special use permit orare not permitted each zoning district in Wendell. Zoning Districts can be found in Chapter 2 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Zoning Compliance Permit/Letters: 

The Planning Department offers zoning compliance letters upon request. Zoning compliance letters can be requested to include information such as the zoning of the property, what is permitted or discretionary in use in a particular zone and use of building is legal non-conforming. A fee is charged for this service.        

The various zoning compliance permits/letters fees are available on the Planning Department fee schedule.