All Catawba County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018. All County Parks will be open for your enjoyment.


Contact Information

  • Jacky Eubanks, Director
  • (828) 465-8380
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:25 Government Drive Newton, NC 28658
  • (view all county locations)

Planning and Parks

Catawba County Planning oversees requests to divide land, locate a new business, and provide development standards, such as setbacks from property lines. The Unified Development Ordinance allows for some of these requests to be approved administratively, while other types of requests must be approved by a board at a public meeting. The public is invited to come and voice their opinions on ordinance amendments or projects requiring board approval. Watch the “Pending Projects” link on this website for requests and meeting dates.

These regulations are designed to give you, the landowner, a sense of what in time may develop around you. They help ensure your property values are not decreased by something happening on a neighboring property.

Staff Contacts

828-465-8380
Email: jeubanks@catawbacountync.gov

Provides for the overall long-range vitality of the County through professional level work in planning, directing and coordinating activities of the Planning, Parks & Development Department. The position partners with other County Department Heads, the County Manager, Assistant County Manager, County municipalities and various agencies/associations in the County to achieve goals established by the Board of Commissioners.

828-465-8381
Email: sballbach@catawbacountync.gov

Assists the Director and Parks Manager in the planning of the County parks system. Assists in the developing, researching, preparing and maintaining public planning studies and programs. Involved in short and long range planning studies. Responsible for processing telecommunication tower applications, Board of Adjustment applications, review and presentation of major plats submitted to the Subdivision Review Board.

828-465-8382
Email: ctimberlake@catawbacountync.gov

Coordinator of the zoning regulations and reviews non-residential site plans. Responsible for developing, researching, preparing and maintaining public planning studies and programs. Involved in short and long range planning studies. Processes Rezoning applications.

828-465-8969
Email: ehiltz@catawbacountync.gov

Administer the Subdivision regulations, which includes approval authority for minor and family subdivisions and reviews major plats submitted to the Subdivision Review Board. Develops, researches, prepares and maintains public planning studies and programs. Involved in short and long range planning studies.

828-465-8380
Email: jkennebeck@catawbacountync.gov

Primary contact person in the office and on the telephone for the Planning & Zoning Department. Recording Secretary to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Subdivision Review Board.