Planning & Economic Development


The Planning and Economic Development Department provides professional assistance to the Town Council, community partners, advisory boards and citizens to responsibly manage land use and development, while considering the implications, growth on public safety, community aesthetics, and economics.

The Planning and Economic Development Director is responsible for administrative and professional work in planning, organizing and performing the activities of the department, including but not limited to, current and long-range community planning, administration and enforcement of various land use regulations (zoning, subdivision, flood plain management, storm water, minimum housing, public nuisances), and economic development work.

The department also assists citizens, brokers, developers, surveyors, etc., with various land use applications for regulatory review such as, but not limited to, zoning permits, special use permits, variances, and ordinance text amendments.

Code enforcement staff performs inspections and work to ensure compliance with the Town of Selma’s Municipal Code in the areas of abandoned, nuisance and junked motor vehicles, community appearance, zoning, public nuisances, etc.

Code Enforcement Reports

Building Inspection Services

The Johnson County Inspection Department provides building inspection services for the Town of Selma. Additional information (i.e., forms, construction permit applications, etc.) may be viewed online by clicking:

Johnston County Inspection Department

309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC  27577
Office:  919-989-5060
Fax:      919-989-5431
Web Site:


Code of Ordinances
The Town of Selma's Municipal Code and other various codes are posted on the Town's website for your reference.  You can access this page by clicking here:
Selma Municipal Code


2015 Strategic Goals and Objectives


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