What is the ETJ? Am I in it? What does it mean?
ETJ stands for "extra-territorial jurisdiction" which is the ability for the city to make certain decisions regarding the land beyond the town's incorporated limits. The extent of this authority depends on the size of the city; Brevard's ETJ may extend up to one mile beyond the corporate limits. This is granted by the North Carolina General Statutes § 160A-360.

The City of Brevard enforces zoning and development regulations in the ETJ, but does not collect taxes. The ETJ is represented on both the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

If you have questions if a property is within the ETJ, see the Zoning Map in the Planning Library, or call the Planning Department at 828-885-5630.More Information from the UNC School of Government

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