Department of Development Services

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Jeff Ruggieri
Director of Development Services 

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About Us 

Welcome to the City of New Bern's Department of Development Services. Our offices are located at 303 First Street.  Our primary focus is providing assistance to the community in developing plans, ordinances, implementing projects, and administering codes that produce orderly growth while maintaining community character and New Bern’s small town charm.

* NEW Interested in purchasing City and/or City/County owned property? Check out our new website: City of New Bern Property For Sale

Download the appropriate form below and submit it to the City Clerk at City Hall, 300 Pollock Street 
Offer to Purchase City Owned Property
Offer to Purchase City and County Owned Property

If you have any questions about the forms process please contact Brenda Blanco at (252) 639-2703 or by email

Development Services Monthly Reports are now available on our website!

Citizen volunteers are important to this Department’s mission. Our staff provides support to four citizen boards, Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Greater Duffyfield Residents Council. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions and comments, please contact Development Services.

Contact Us

303 First Street, PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563

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Click here to contact Development Services today, or call us at (252)639-7581.

Planning Fax: (252) 636-2461
Inspections Fax: (252) 635-4973 

Planning 

 

Jeff C. Ruggieri, AICP
Director of Development Services
(252)639-7587
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Tiffany K. Edmonds 
Administrative Assistant
(252) 639-7581
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Morgan Potts
City Planner
(252) 639-7583

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Kim Maxey
MPO Planner
(252) 639-7592

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Greg McCoy, CZO 

Land & Community 
Development Administrator 

(252)639-7585 

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Bradleigh Sceviour
Planner
(252) 639-7582

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Alice Wilson 

GIS Coordinator 

(252)639-7588 

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Community & Economic Development 

Cindy Blot
Community & Economic
Development Manager
(252) 639-7580
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Landa Gaskins
Community Development Coordinator 
(252) 639-7586
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Inspections 

 

Alton Wilson
Chief Building Inspector
(252)639-2945
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Janey Anderson
Office Assistant & Permits
(252)639-2942
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Matthew Boswell
Building Inspector II
(252) 639-2943
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Keith Boulware 
Building Inspector III
(252)639-2948
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Chip Dickinson
Nuisance Abatement Officer
(252)639-2944
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Jeff Holzbach
Building Inspector II
(252)639-2951
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Nancy Riegelsperger
Inspector

Minimum Housing/Residential Inspector
(252)639-2947
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