Planning

Need a zoning permit?

Sawmills contracts with the Western Piedmont Council of Government (WPCOG) for planning services.

The Planner is in Sawmills on Tuesdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

If you call or email anytime, the Planner might be able to write a permit and leave it waiting for you to pick up if it is a simple project. Some residential projects should be discussed in person; commercial projects most of the time require site plans that take more than a day to review.

Need a building or septic permit?

Directions to Caldwell County Building Inspections and Health Department

  1. From Sawmills Town Hall, take Hwy 321A north.
  2. After 4 miles turn left on Southwest Blvd.
  3. After another 4 miles, at the major intersection with Hwy 64, turn left onto Hwy 64/Morganton Blvd.
  4. Within a half-mile, turn left into the Caldwell County government center.

Directions on Google Maps

Caldwell County Building Inspections and Caldwell County Health Department

Need a rezoning?

Sawmills Planning Board and Town Council meet regularly to review rezonings and other matters. Contact Town Hall at (828) 396-7903 for an initial consult. Most rezoning cases take 4 months to process and cost $200 in application fees.

Need more information?

What is storm water and what am I required to do?
Storm Water Information 

What age mobile homes can be moved to Sawmills?
1994 – with a few exceptions and other conditions 

What can I do with my land?
Table of Permitted Uses

What are my setbacks?
Dimensional Table

Ordinances:
Zoning, Subdivision, Watershed, Flood, Minimum Housing, Nuisances

Comprehensive Plan and Maps

Demolition Contractor Request for Proposal

 

Online Zoning Map
Provided by Caldwell County GIS

Zoning Map