Planning, and Inspections

Welcome to the Department of Planning, Inspections & Central Permitting. 

**** March 18, 2020****
Countywide CALL BEFORE YOU COME and Rockingham County Community Development Operations

Constituents are urged to please call 336.342.8130 to first determine if any of their Permitting, Inspections, or Planning needs may be met via phone, email, mail or online services.

General County Operations:
As of Wednesday, March 18th, citizens entering the Governmental Campus at 371 NC Hwy. 65 will be routed to one of 2 tents: a bright green tent for Health and Human Services (DSS), and a bright red tent for all other services. A county representative will greet and talk to each driver about his/her needs and contact the specific county department who can assist. The county department will call the driver with details on how they can assist them and next steps to follow. 

Permitting and Inspections:
The Community Development Department will remain open as long as possible and we are available via check in at the tent, phone or email. There are no other changes to the processes for Environmental Health applications.

We are now accepting fees via credit card so please take advantage of this to avoid coming in to the office.

Building inspections will continue as long as possible. For occupied places, we urge you to delay permit applications until social distancing practices are lifted. Environmental Health processes are not changed at this time. 

Boards and Committees
The Rockingham County Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Technical Review Committee will be suspended until normal operations are resumed. We will review submittals in the meantime, with appropriate approvals scheduled in the order they are requested. 

Staff will be available through email and phone by calling 336-342-8130 for the appropriate staff’s information.




Our department ensures that unincorporated areas of Rockingham County experience balanced growth. In this way we work to preserve the health, safety, and general welfare of County citizens. 

Land use and community quality are informed through the County's Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance. 


Carrie Spencer, ACIP
Department Director

Central Permitting

Tina Ayala, Permitting Technician

Morgan Hutcherson, Permitting Technician
Environmental Health

Building Inspectors
Mark Langel, Chief Building Inspector

Mike Scott
, Building Inspector

Planning & Zoning Administration

 Emily Bacon, Planner
(336) 342-8364

Tina & Mike


Contact us:

Call: (336) 342-8130 

Visit: Suite 100, 371 NC Hwy 65

Reidsville, NC 27320



Office Hours:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspector's Hours:

8:00 am - 9:30 am

No permits will be issued after 4:00 pm


 Rockingham County North Carolina
Contact Us
Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105