Building Permits

Building Permit Package

A complete building permit package will include the forms below. The Workers Comp Affidavit and Lien Agreement forms are required if construction cost is geater than $30,000.  Sub permits will not be issued separately from the building permit. Permits can be submitted to or through our online permit portal.

Additional Documents

The Workers Comp. Affidavit and Lien Agreement forms are required if construction costs exceed $30,000. You will also need to visit Liens NC to purchase a lien. If your company has a Certificate of Insurance, this can replace Workers Comp.

Additional Permitting Information

Permits are issued upon receipt of applicable applications, documents and fees, and upon review and inspection by the Planning, Inspections and/or Fire Department. All new businesses should refer to the Business Checklist for navigating the City's permitting processes. New businesses that are making no changes to a property need a Business Occupancy Permit, which includes Zoning Compliance. The Business Occupancy Permit has a $100 fee. Suspected code violations can be reported with the Code Violation Form.

Zoning Permit

Nearly all Building Permits require a Zoning Permit that must be approved by the Planning Department prior to review by the Inspection Department. The Zoning Permit has a $50 review fee. Visit the Planning and Zoning Department page for more information.

Fire Permits

Fire permits may also require building specs, plans, and other additional information as noted on the application.

Fire Flow Modeling and Testing Application

For all new developments that expand the City's water system and anyone requiring fire flow testing for existing developments. Visit the Public Utilities page for more information.

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