Planning and Zoning Practices

Efficiency is key

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County operates a combined Planning, Zoning and Inspections division to allow for a streamlined permitting process.

The Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners both voted unanimously to adopt the Legacy 2030 comprehensive plan in November 2012. The Legacy 2030 Plan addresses issues related to current development patterns, establishes a clear vision for our future, and lays out a strategy designed to help us balance future growth and quality of life. Residents have envisioned a thriving economy, safe, livable neighborhoods, a commitment to preserving environmental quality, and community character. An updated version of the plan was completed in 2012. For more information on this plan visit Legacy 2030 To learn more about Winston-Salem Planning and Zoning, please visit the City of Winston-Salem website.