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An accessory structure is “a structure detached from a principal building on the same zoning lot, the use of which is customarily incidental to the principal building.” Examples of accessory structures include storage buildings, swimming pools, detached garages, carports, and satellite dishes. Most structures require a permit. For other inquiries about accessory structures, please contact the Planning Department at 336-766-7511.
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Information regarding property parcels can be found on the Forsyth County Property Tax Viewer.
Check out our Developments Map on the Map Viewer for site plans and their conditions
Details regarding development, including site plans, Technical Review Committee comments, and staff reports can be found under the Site Plan Reviews tab.
Urban planning is the process of designing and regulating land use to guide development.
The Community Compass is the future land use plan for Clemmons. You can find the plan under the Long-Range Comprehensive Planning tab. It was adopted in 2010 and updated in 2019 after a two-year process seeking community input. It is advisory and meant to provide goals, guidelines, and objectives for Clemmons to meet.
The Planning Board is an advisory board appointed by the Village Council and composed of 9 citizens each serving staggered three-year terms. The board recommends approval or denial to Council for zoning issues. Additional information about the board, including meeting times and minutes, is located under the Planning Board tab.
Zoning creates different districts that each contain specific rules about how the land can be used.
The Unified Development Ordinances, otherwise known as the UDO, contain the definitions and specifications of development standards that are the basis of enforcement.
If a property owner is in violation of the UDO, they will receive a Notice of Violation. If compliance is not made within 10 days, they may face civil and/or criminal penalties. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inspections Division enforces zoning regulations consistent with the Clemmons UDO.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inspections Division performs all permitting and completes inspections for the Village of Clemmons. For questions regarding inspections, permits, and zoning enforcement, the Inspections Division can be reached by phone at 336-727-2624.