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Fee Schedule for Applications Processed by the Planning Department
(Updated for FY 2019-20 as of July 1, 2019)

These are the current fees for applications processed by the Planning Department, as adopted by the City Council for the current budget year. If you have a question about the applicable fee, please call us at 336-373-2144. Please make checks payable to the "City of Greensboro."

Please also visit the GIS Data and Mapping site for associated fees.

Applications

Board of Adjustment Consideration

Application for Variance, Special Exception or Interpretation: $400
Rehearing Request: $400

Planning Board Consideration

Application for Easement Release: $235
Application for Street Closing Request: $355
Application for Street Name Change: $310
Application for LDO Text Amendment: $420 
Application for Comprehensive Plan Amendment: $300 

Zoning Commission Consideration

Application for Rezoning or Special Use Permit, request containing less than one acre: $1,140
Application for Rezoning or Special Use Permit, request containing one to 4.9 acres: $1,335
Application for Rezoning or Special Use Permit, request containing five or more acres: $1,525
Request to establish original zoning (i.e. initial zoning when annexed): No fee
Application to establish an Overlay District: $1,010
Use Registration Permit - Urban Far, Community Garden: $40

Sign Permit

Signs, Billboards: $120 per sign
Banners (inside Historic District / outside CBD): $30 per sign
Banner (outside Historic District / outside CBD): $10 per sign ($100 Maximum)
Banners (inside CBD): No fee

Subdivision and Site Plan Review

Plat Review / Exempt: $225 
Plat Review / Final: $230 
Deed Review / Exempt: $100
Site Plan / Non-Residential: $1,400 plus $20 per 1,000 sf
Site Plan / Multi-family (including townhome and condo) plan: $1,400 plus $25 per unit
Preliminary Subdivision Plan: $1,235 plus $40 per lot
Minor Revisions to Approved Site Plan or Preliminary Subdivision Plan: $260, plus $20 per 1,000 sf, $25 per unit, or $40 per lot, applied to any increase
Subdivision Owners Association Declaration Review (including townhome and condo): $125 
Watershed Plan: No fee
Landscape Plan: $40 if submitted separately from site plan
Tree / Land Disturbance Permit: $40 
Tree Conservation / Landscape Inspection or Re-Inspection: $70 per inspection

Request for Letter

Zoning Letters

Family Care Home or Group Care Facility Reservation Letter: $90 per site
Zoning Verification Letter (including those for DMV or NCDER reviews): $40
Zoning Compliance Letter: $110