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Welcome to the City of New Bern's Department of Development Services. Our offices are located at 303 First Street. Our primary focus is providing assistance to the community in developing plans, ordinances, implementing projects, and administering codes that produce orderly growth while maintaining community character and New Bern’s small town charm.
The City of New Bern is preparing its FY 2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2019 Annual Action plan. These plans are required by HUD so the City can receive its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City has retained a planning consulting firm, Urban Design Ventures, LLC, to assist in the preparation of these planning documents. Surveys identifying resources and unmet needs have been collected and the information is being evaluated. For questions or information on these plans, please contact D’Aja Fulmore, Community Development Coordinator via email or by phone at (252) 639-7586.
* NEW The City of New Bern has suspended the sale of City owned properties as of 01/09/18
Check out our Surplus City of New Bern Property website.
Citizen volunteers are important to this Department’s mission. Our staff provides support to four citizen boards: Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Greater Duffyfield Residents Council. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions and comments, please contact Development Services.
303 First Street, PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563
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or call us at (252)639-7581
Planning Fax: (252) 636-2146
Inspections Fax: (252) 635-4973
|Jeff Ruggieri, AICP
Director of Development Services
|Morgan Potts, AICP, CFM, NCLID
| Kim Maxey
|Community & Economic Development|
Community & Economic Development Manager
Community Development Coordinator
Chief Building Inspector
Office Assistant & Permits
Building Inspector I
Building Inspector II
Nuisance Abatement Officer
Minimum Housing/Residential Inspector
| David Spruill
Building Inspector I