Planning Applications

During the term of the Shelter-In-Place (SIP) orders the Town will be only accepting applications in electronic format. 

Please follow the instructions below to submit your application

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Administrative Level Applications

Administrative level applications are for projects which which can be approved directly by Town staff.  These projects include:

  • Fences, Walls & Gates & Columns
  • Landscape Design Review (not associated with a project requiring ADRB review)
  • Tree Removal (applies to trees with a total diameter of 36’’ or more and tree groves)
  • Minor & Major Architectural Design Review (beginning mid-July 2020)
    • Minor: Additions less 400 sq. ft. with no changes to architectural style/exterior materials
    • Major: Additions greater than 400 sq. ft. and/or changes to architectural style/exterior materials 

Please send all inquiries related to submittal of Administrative Level Applications to crichardson@hillsborough.net.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Applications

Review of ADU applications must adhere to specific State-mandated rules and requirements.  The Town anticipates being ready to resume acceptance of ADU applications beginning July 20, 2020.

Please send all inquiries related to Accessory Dwelling Unit Applications to saggarwal@hillsborough.net.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Architecture & Design Review Board (ADRB) Level Applications

ADRB Level Applications are larger, more in-depth applications which require review from the Town’s Architecture and Design Review Board.  ADRB Level Applications include the following project types:

  • Preliminary Design Review
    • New Houses
    • Substantial Remodels that constitute a “tear down” and/or involve an architectural style change
  • Formal Design Review
    • Additions over 500 sq. ft.
    • Second story additions of any size that are visible from the public right-of-way
    • New Houses (must receive preliminary review by the ADRB prior to Formal review)
  • New Subdivisions
  • Landscaping Projects (only for projects associated with ADRB Level Applications) 
  • New Tennis Courts

More information on the ADRB may be found here: https://www.hillsborough.net/243/Architecture-Design-Review-Board 

Please send all inquiries related to submittal of ADRB Level Applications to lruess@hillsborough.net.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wireless Communication Facility Applications 

Variance Application

Planning Fee Schedule (Effective July 1, 2020)