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Planning & Zoning

The Town of Dallas Zoning Ordinance requires permits for the following: 

  • New Construction
  • Additions and Remodels
  • Accessory Structures and Fences
  • Demolition
  • Signage
  • Customary Home Occupations
  • Beekeeping and Apiary Activities
  • Food Trucks


Before submitting your application, please be sure that you are within the Town of Dallas Zoning Jurisdiction and visit Gaston County GIS to obtain your parcel number.


Fee Schedule


Town of Dallas Zoning Map

The Town of Dallas Code of Ordinances is now available ONLINE!  

Town of Dallas Code of Ordinances



The Town of Dallas is happy to help with your next development or subdivision project.


Please contact Brian Finnegan, Town Planner, by email or phone 704-922-3176 x 264 with any questions you may have. 



The Town of Dallas defines a subdivision as the division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, building sites, or other divisions for the purpose of sale or building development (whether immediate or future).

All subdivisions, regardless of category, require a subdivision permit and plat approval by the Development Services Director. 

Minor Subdivisions

  • No new roads are proposed or right-of-way dedicated;
  • The entire tract to be subdivided is ten acres or less in size;
  • Where ten or fewer lots will result after the subdivision is completed; AND
  • The subdivision will not require public/community water, sewer, or electric infrastructure to be extended.

Major Subdivisions 

  • New roads are proposed or rights-of-way are dedicated;
  • The entire tract to be subdivided is greater than ten acres;
  • More than ten lots are created after the subdivision is completed; AND/OR
  • The subdivision requires public/community water, sewer, or electric infrastructure to be extended.

Exempt Subdivisions 

  • The combination or recombination of portions of previously subdivided and recorded lots where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the town

  • The division of land into parcels greater than ten acres where no street right-of-way dedication is involved

  • The public acquisition by purchase of strips of land for the widening or opening of streets

  • The division of a tract in single ownership whose entire area is no greater than two acres into not more than three lots, where no street right-of-way dedication is involved and where the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the town

  • The division of land by any method of transfer solely among members of a linear family, which shall include only direct lineal descendants and direct lineal ascendants; and brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews



    • NC 279 from Camp Sertoma to St. Mark's Church Rd- construct safety improvements including passing lanes (Sept. 2018 start)

    • Additonal Sidewalks planned near Gaston College

    • I-85 Widening
    • NC 279 from N Gaston St to Robinson Clemmer Rd- widen to multilanes and improve intersection of NC 275/279 (FY 2022 start)
  • Petition for Annexation

    Process for Voluntary Annexation into the Town of Dallas

    1. Applicant completes and submits the Petition for Annexation along with all accompanying documents. 

    2. Town Staff review the petition and report back with a Certificate of Sufficiency.

    3. A Public hearing is scheduled, advertised, and held at a monthly Board of Alderman meeting. 

    4. Board of Alderman make a determination on annexation.

Gaston County GIS

provides information on current zoning/ land use, flood areas, parks, emergency services, and much more! 

Dallas NC Zoning Map

Report a Concern

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David Lingafelt

(704) 922-3176  ext. 213


Meeting Information

The Planning Board and/or Board of Adjustment meets at the Fire Dept. Community Room on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 PM.  

Planning Board/ Board of Adjustment

The Town of Dallas Planning Board also serves in dual capacity as the Town's Board of Adjustment. This group consists of seven (7) members and two (2) alternates, who have been appointed by the Board of Alderman for a term of three years. 

To be considered for a seat on the Planning Board upon the next available opening, please complete an application and submit to Town Hall, or send via email to Brian Finnegan.

Planning Board Application

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