Webster obtained a long-range planning grant in 2014 from the Southwestern Commission through the Appalachian Regional Commission. The town’s efforts focused on improving walkability and health along with community cohesion, preserving, enriching and featuring the historic town and refining its zoning ordinances. This plan encompasses all aspects of the effort. Click to download a PDF: WEBSTER HEART & SOUL

The Town of Webster partnered with Western Carolina University's business student team program in 2015 to gather feedback from Webster residents on a number of topics. The student team, 'Winning Webster' distributed 135 surveys door-to-door in town and received 66 combined responses between online and mail-in surveys. The town will use this information to guide future decision-making processes. The survey can be downloaded here: WINNING WEBSTER


Current Ordinances (2012 PDF)


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Jackson County enforces the following county ordinances within the municipal borders and extra-territorial jurisdiction of Webster:

  • Sediment Control

  • Subdivision

  • Cell Tower

  • Mountain and Hillside Development

  • Historic Preservation

 The Jackson County Planning Department is the initial point of contact for permits and approvals subject to the Webster Zoning Ordinance.


Application to request ordinance changes can be downloaded here: Zoning Amendment Application
Application for Zoning Text or Map Amendment

Application to request a Special Use Permit is available here.

Fee schedule for all applications may be found here.

For questions, please contact the Jackson County Planning Department at 828-631-2261 or visit