What New Businesses Need to Know


The Planning and Economic Development Department provides professional assistance to the Town Council, community partners, advisory boards and citizens to responsibly manage land use and development, while considering the implications growth on public safety, community aesthetics, and economic development.

The department also assists citizens, brokers, developers, surveyors, etc., with various land use applications for regulatory review such as, but not limited to, zoning permits, special use permits, variances, and ordinance text amendments.


The Johnson County Inspection Department provides building inspection services for the Town of Selma. Additional information (i.e., forms, construction permit applications, etc.) may be viewed at their website online by clicking:

Johnston County Inspection Department

309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC  27577
Office:  919-989-5060
Fax:      919-989-5431


Code enforcement staff performs inspections and work to ensure compliance with the Town of Selma’s Municipal Code in the areas of abandoned, nuisance and junked motor vehicles, community appearance, zoning, public nuisances, etc.


The Town of Selma provides electric, water, and sewer services to residents, businesses, and industries.  Residential customers are also provided garbage pickup.

Locally owned and operated, these public utilities provide local families, businesses, and industries with safe and reliable public services at a reasonable price.  Our employees are the neighbors of the people that we serve; we stand ready to help customers with problems or questions.

Rates and policies are set by the Selma Town Council.  Revenues from the utilities maintain our utility systems and help our community. 
Our business office is located in the Town of Selma Town Hall, 114 N. Raiford Street.  Business Hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (closed holidays).  Call (919) 965-9841, ext. 1012 or 1013 during business hours for more information.

Basic Rates and Usage
Monthly charges for electric, water, and sewer service are based on the type of customer (for instance, residential or commercial), location of service, and other factors.  For more information about rates contact Customer Service at (919) 965-9841, ext.1012 or 1013.

Selma Fire Department

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