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Jessica Rhue
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Director of Development Services
NBDevSvcsNuisanceAbatemtOvergrown lot? Trash & debris left behind? Report it! For properties within city limits, call Nancy Johnston at (252)639-2944.

Surplus Properties for Sale
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About Us 
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.

Want to Serve?
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 or complete and submit this short form and a city representative will contact you when an opening occurs. 

Contact Us
Inspections: (252)639-2942
Planning: (252)639-7581
303 First Street, PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563
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Seth Laughlin
Land & Community Dev.
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Jennifer Mayo
Administrative Assistant
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Matt Schelly
City Planner
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Kim Maxey
MPO Administrator
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Alice Wilson
GIS Manager
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Felicia McRee
MPO Planner
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Timothy Blanchard
GIS Programmer/Analyst
(252) 639-7594 
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Community & Economic Development  

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