Pre-Application Meetings

Chatham County Pre-Application Meetings

Permitting pre-application meetings are a business-friendly resource for businesses locating or expanding in Pittsboro and Chatham County. Professional staff provides business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to troubleshoot any issues he or she might encounter when starting or expanding a business on a case-by-case basis.

These meetings are most effective when a specific property is identified. If you do not have a property identified, the pre-app meetings can guide you with input about the type of property that will work for your business.

The departments that attend the meetings vary, but often include zoning, planning, environmental health, environmental protection and erosion control, central permitting, building inspections, fire marshal, economic development and tourism. Additional departments may attend depending on the type of proposed business attending the pre-app meeting.

To schedule a pre-app meeting, contact Janie Phelps at 919-542-8221 or

Siler City Pre-Development Meetings

Siler City started pre-development meetings based on the success of Chatham County's pre-application meetings. The meetings have a similar format, but are specific to property located within Siler City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

To schedule a pre-development meeting, contact Jack Meadows at 919-742-2323 or

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