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Jessica Rhue
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Director of Development Services

City Parcel for Sale
(corner of Pinetree Drive & Laura Lane)


Notice of Fee Schedule Changes
Effective July 1, 2023
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NBDevSvcsNuisanceAbatemtOvergrown lot? Trash & debris left behind? Report it! For properties within city limits, call Nancy Johnston at (252)639-2944 or Greg Holmes at (252)639-7584


Starting Your Own Business GRAPHIC
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Surplus Properties for Sale
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About Us 
Welcome to the City of New Bern  Development Services Department.
Our offices are located at 303 First Street
Mailing address: PO Box 1129, New Bern, NC 28563
Inspections: (252)639-2942
Planning: (252)639-7581

Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Development Services Department is to manage safe development and orderly growth throughout the city.  We provide timely, accurate, and consistent information and services to our stakeholders as it relates to this mission.

The department delivers professional services in the following areas:   land use planning, zoning, permitting, inspections, economic development, community development, transportation planning, historical preservation, mapping, floodplain management, resiliency efforts, nuisance abatement, minimum housing, and code enforcement services. 

As a team we embrace teamwork, innovation, respect, integrity, consistency, adaptability, and accuracy as central tenets of our operations.         

Want to Serve?
Citizen volunteers are important to this Department’s mission. Our staff provides support to following boards: Planning and Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Community Development Advisory Committee.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions and comments, please contact Development Services or complete and submit this short form and a city representative will contact you when an opening occurs. 

Robert Gough
Assistant Director
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Jennifer Mayo
Administrative Assistant
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Kendrick Stanton
Land & Community
Development Administrator
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Matt Schelly
City Planner
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Deanna Trebil
MPO Administrator
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Felicia McRee
MPO Planner
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Alice Wilson
GIS Manager
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Elizabeth Robinson
GIS Programmer/Analyst
(252) 639-7594 
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Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic
Development Manager

D'Aja Fulmore
Community Development
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Matt Boswell
Chief Building Inspector
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Cayla Mundine 
Office Assistant & Permits
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Jeff Hinson
Building Inspector III
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David Spruill
Building Inspector II
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Jeff Holzbach
Building Inspector II
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Tom Hungerford
Building Inspector I
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Patrick Ezel
Minimum Housing &
Nuisance Abatement Supervisor
Building Inspector I
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Greg Holmes
Minimum Housing
Nuisance Abatement Officer
(252) 639-7584
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Nancy Johnston
Nuisance Abatement Officer
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