The Town of Grifton Planning and Zoning duties are handled by the Town Manager, who is responsible for the maintenance and enforcement of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance.


The Town Manager  is responsible for all long range planning, such as the Land Use Plan and Comprehensive Plan, as well as current planning issues such as rezoning, special/conditional use permits, commercial site plan review, and subdivision plat reviews. The Town Manager serves as staff to the Planning Board, which is an advisory Board to the Board of Commissioners. All rezonings, special/conditional use permits, and major subdivision plats are subject to approval by the Board of Commissioners.


The Town of Grifton is situated in the middle of Eastern North Carolina on NC Highway 11 and NC Highway 118. The Town of Grifton is located approximately 15 miles from the City of Greenville and NC Highway 264 and only 14 miles from the City of Kinston and US Highway 70. The Town of Grifton is only approximately 40 minutes from both the City of Goldsboro and the City of New Bern. The Town is approximately 70 miles from Interstate 95 and Interstate 40 and only 90 miles from the State’s Capital City of Raleigh.

The Town of Grifton economic development relies mostly on small businesses inside the Town limits, but the Town is surrounded by several large manufacturing and distribution centers. The Town offers outstanding services and is attractive for growth and development regardless of size.

If you need any additional information about economic development within the Town of Grifton, please contact Joe Albright, Town Manager, at Town Hall, 252-524-5168.

Please see the links below for more economic development information for the Town of Grifton and our two counties, Pitt and Lenoir.


Select the link below to download a high-resolution version of the zoning map...


Here you can find forms and applications that Town citizens, businesses and organizations can use for planning and zoning requests.

Please call Town Hall at (252) 524-5168 during normal business hours if you have any questions or comments.

Download the from the links below...