Planning & Development

Welcome to the Planning and Development Department Website. We hope that you will find our site helpful and informative. It is designed to be a resource and guide as it provides information on the city's planning-related boards and commissions, plans and studies, on-going projects as well as a connection to construction and development-related information. It is our goal to provide the same information on the Internet that you can obtain in our office.


Shaping a more livable High Point

 We accomplish our mission by:

  • Facilitating and promoting a shared, comprehensive plan for the development of the community that advances a quality environment, both natural and built;
  • Creating strategies that guide development in a manner that protects and enhances the community; and by
  • Administering services that implement the comprehensive plan and form a safe, sustainable and livable place.

To find the approvals and permits needed for construction and development projects, the key steps involved, and guidance on how to obtain access to the resources you will need, please visit is High Point's one-source development guide that helps you navigate the process for developing and building within the City of High Point. It provides guidance for the approval processes needed to take your project from concept to completion. By starting at you are able to efficiently and effectively plan and coordinate your project from start to finish. 

Development Services Center

The Development Services Center (Permit Center) is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily to accept applications for permits, plans, and related requests.