Planning & Zoning

To guide the physical development of Sampson County in a manner that will preserve its unique characteristics and enhance the quality of life for the city's present and future residents.

In July 2004, Sampson County contracted with the City of Clinton to provide county planning services. The Clinton-Sampson Planning Department is now dedicated to serving the citizens of Clinton and Sampson County through planning, development and zoning practices.

Benefits of planning and zoning practices include: 

  • Implementation of community goals
  • Protection of property rights against negative uses
  • Predictable land use patterns
  • Establish economic development areas for job growth
  • Ensure cost-effective public services to citizens
  • Protect against negative environmental impacts
  • Set minimum aesthetic and functional standards
  • Preserve what is important in your community

Land Use Plan Survey
The Sampson County Planning Board, Clinton-Sampson Planning Department, and Sampson County Land Use Plan Steering Committee are in the process of developing an updated Sampson County Land Use Plan. To complete a survey, click on the following icon:

Surveys may be returned to our office at 227 Lisbon Street, Clinton, NC or by mail at Clinton-Sampson Planning Department, PO Box 199, Clinton, NC 28329.  We will also accept scanned copies via email to

Planning and Zoning
Phone: (910) 299-4904
Fax: (910) 592-4261

Main Office
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Physical Location
227 Lisbon Street
Clinton, NC 28328

Mary Rose
Planning Director

Lyle Moore
Senior Planner

Jake Palant

Jimmy Fannin
Code Enforcement Officer

Betty Holland
Administrative Specialist