Harnett County, North Carolina
 
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Agritourism

Agritourism In Harnett County

A Guide to Interactions With

Harnett County Departments

Agritourism is defined as the practice of attracting travelers or visitors to an area or areas used primarily for agricultural purposes. This industry can be viewed much like eco-tourism in that it is small-scale, low-impact, and in many cases, educationally focused. Agritourism ventures may be a primary, supplementary, or complementary enterprise.

Examples of Agritourism Activities

OVERNIGHT STAYS

tBed & breakfast/cabin rentals

tCampsites/RV camping

tYouth camp/farm vacation (dude ranch)

tWeddings, receptions, honeymoons

SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

tHaunted house/hay rides

tMusic & harvest festivals

tHoliday celebrations (light shows)

tWeekend horse rides

tSpecific use destination (used for training, seminars or weddings)

OFF THE FARM

tFarmers markets/roadside produce stands

tVendor at county fairs

RECREATION ACTIVITES & EVENTS

tFee fishing, fee hunting, skeet shooting

tCanoe livery/rafting

tBiking, hiking, swimming (pool or pond)

tCorn maze/petting zoo

tHorseback riding

tBird watching

tHang gliding/hot air balloon rides

tRock climbing/rappelling

tHistoric or theme type park (Village of Yesteryear)

Harnett County Departments

Planning

893-7525

Land Use Changes

tex. Agricultural to commercial

Conditional Use Permit

tused to place a specific use within a district

Site Plan Review

tresidential or commercial

Central Permitting

893-4759

Obtain Permits Before Work Begins

Types of Permits

tbuilding permit

telectrical permit

tplumbing permit

tmechanical permit

tinsulation permit

Building Inspections

893-7527

Must Have Permit to be Inspected

Building Inspections

tplan review

tnew construction & modular units

trenovation, upfit, & additions

t*shed or structure

tramps, handrails, & steps grandstands

ttents exceeding 750 sq. ft.

thandicap parking spaces

Electrical Inspections

ttemporary service pole

tpermanent electrical service

tunderground electrical wiring

tnew, change or upgrade electric

tswimming pools

Plumbing Inspections

tnew or renovation plumbing

tunderground water & sewer

twater & sewer taps

Mechanical Inspections

tnew heating & air conditioning

tductwork, ventilation & exhaust

tgas piping

trefrigeration units

Insulation Inspections

tnew construction

trenovations & additions

Environmental Health

893-7547

Food Preparation and Sale

tfood Stands

tmobile food units

tcatering plate sales

Lodging

tbed & breakfast

tcamping & cabin rental

Septic Waste Disposal

tresidence & business

tplace of public assembly

Public Utilities

893-7575

Water & Sewer

thook up, maintenance & billing

Fire Marshall/Emergency Management

893-7580

Special Use Permits

ttents

tunder/above ground storage tanks

tfireworks

ttemporary kiosks

tmerchandise displays

tinsecticide fogging or fumigation

texplosive materials/blasting

tspecial assemblies

Consulting Departments



NC Cooperative Extension

893-7533

Provide Information

tAgriculture

tmarketing

tmanaging

tnetworking

tproduction



Soil & Water Conservation

893-7584

Provide Information

tpond construction & management

twater management

terosion control




Fire Marshal/Emergency
Management

893-7580

Provide Information

tdisaster preparedness

tfire & life safety issues

tHarris Nuclear plant

Plan Reviews

tnew businesses

tspecial events


Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center

892-2884

Provide Information

tbusiness counseling

tbusiness seminars, workshops & short courses

tmanagerial & technical assistance