Planning Department

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Planning Department is to provide the citizens of Mount Airy and the surrounding area with a high level of land planning and community development services. Proper growth management and long-range land-use planning helps ensure that Mount Airy will grow in an economically and environmentally sustainable fashion. Various plans, codes, and policies, adopted by the Board of Commissioners, provide a framework to guide and coordinate the timing, location, and design of development and redevelopment activities. Special attention is directed to seeing that these activities occur in a manner which can be efficiently provided with urban services, enhance Mount Airy’s quality of life, and promote the overall public health, safety, and welfare.

Planning Staff

The staff of the Planning Department is committed to giving timely, responsive, and courteous customer service. Please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

Permitting Portal

To apply for a permit, simply click on the link below:

Now Accepting Grant Applications

The City of Mount Airy is now accepting applications for the Downtown Fire Suppression Life and Safety Grant. The grant is designed to emphasize safety promotion and fire suppression for new developments and historic buildings and was established to reduce injury and enhance safety for our citizens, visitors and downtown shoppers. More information can be found at Downtown Fire Suppression Grant Guidelines. To apply, complete the Application Form and submit it to Stan Farmer, City Manager at