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Submit all zoning inspection requests through the online Zoning Inspection Request Form
For sheds/storage buildings: If any dimension of a shed is greater than or equal to 12 feet, or if the total area of the structure is greater than or equal to 144 square feet, then a building permit is required. Please visit the Mecklenburg County Permitting website to learn if your proposed project requires a building permit.
If all dimensions of a shed are less than 12 feet and the area of the structure is less than 144 square feet under you will only need a Zoning Use Permit.
Sign Permits must be submitted electronically through the Internet Permitting and Inspection System for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Each Sign Permit application must include the following for Town zoning approval:
If you have questions regarding the applicability of a Master Sign Program for your proposed sign, please contact the Town of Huntersville Planning Department, 704-875-7000.
Effective July 1, 2019: Town Zoning fees will be included in the cost of each Sign Permit.
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Yes, you will need a building permit to construct a deck since it is a load bearing structure. Be sure to obtain a building permit before you begin construction.
Building permit applications and residential plot plan forms should be submitted to Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement. Homeowners and contractors can apply for permits online or in person.
For more information on how and where to obtain your building permit, call or visit Residential Services at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, or simply call the Residential Technical Answer Center (RTAC) at 980-314-CODE(2633) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Customers should contact the Mecklenburg County Residential Technical Answer Center (RTAC) to determine if a building permit is needed. Call 980-314-CODE(2633) or visit the RTAC website.Residential Customers in need of a permit:
Commercial Customers who are upfitting existing spaces/buildings will need to contact Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement 980-314-CODE(2633) for information about commercial plan review and permitting. The Huntersville Planning Department reviews all commercial upfits via Mecklenburg County’s electronic review system for zoning compliance.
Commercial Customers who are interested in constructing new buildings or upfitting an existing building for a new use will need to contact the Huntersville Planning Department 704-875-7000 about the Commercial Site Plan review process and/or the Change of Use process for Land Development before beginning the building permit process with Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement.
Due to variable setbacks within the Town of Huntersville, it is best to contact Planning Staff at 704-875-7000 to verify the setbacks on your property.
To find out what your property is zoned please contact the Town of Huntersville Planning Department at 704-875-7000.
Most properties in Huntersville located on the west side of I-77, and some properties to the east side of I-77, are located in a watershed overlay district and do have impervious restrictions. To find out if there are impervious restrictions on your property, contact Planning Staff at 704-875-7000.
Impervious ground cover is any structure or ground cover consisting of asphalt, concrete, stone, brick, terrazzo, roofing, ceramic tile or any other natural or man-made material that prevents the absorption of surface water into the soil.Further, Built-upon Area (B.U.) shall include that portion of a development project and/or lots that are covered by impervious or partially impervious cover including buildings, pavement, gravel areas (e.g. roads, parking lots, paths), recreation facilities (e.g. tennis courts), etc. (Note: Wooden slatted decks and the water area of a swimming pool are considered pervious.)
Commercial Customers who are upfitting existing spaces/buildings will need to contact Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement 980-314-CODE(2633) for information about commercial plan review and permitting. The Huntersville Planning Department reviews zoning for all commercial upfits via Mecklenburg County's electronic review system.
All building permit applications must be submitted online by the property owner or owner's agent from Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement located at:
2145 Suttle AvenueCharlotte, NC 28208Phone: 980-314-CODE(2633)
If the property is located within a subdivision, the zoning review will electronically routed to County Staff for completion.
For manufactured homes, subdivisions with special conditions, and properties located outside subdivisions, the zoning review will be electronically routed to Town Staff for completion. A zoning review fee may apply.
Effective 05/01/19: All zoning reviews and inspections for residential and commercial building permits will be conducted by Town of Huntersville Planning Department Staff.
For more information on how and where to obtain your building permit, call or visit Residential Services at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, or simply call the Residential Technical Answer Center (RTAC) at 980-314-CODE(2633) or email email@example.com. For questions about zoning, contact the Huntersville Planning Department at 704-875-7000.
Office hours for both Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement and the Huntersville Planning Department are Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Contact the Mecklenburg County Residential Technical Answer Center (RTAC) at 980-314-CODE(2633) for questions regarding residential building codes.
Contact the Mecklenburg County Commercial Technical Answer Center (CTAC) at 704-336-3829 for questions regarding commercial building codes.
The Huntersville Zoning Ordinance has a provision for residents to operate a business from their home with the following conditions found in Article 9.19: A home occupation is a permitted accessory to any dwelling unit (except manufactured housing) in accordance with the following requirements:
You may obtain the Zoning Use Application-Home Occupation (PDF) here or from the Town of Huntersville Planning Department.
Complete Zoning Use Permit Applications shall be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be mailed to the Planning Department (see below for mailing options).
The Zoning Use Permit Fee for a Home Occupation may be submitted electronically through the Planning and Zoning Fees form.
Physical Address: 105 Gilead Road | Third Floor (Fed Ex, UPS, and Couriers)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 664 | Huntersville, North Carolina 28070 (USPS)
Attention: Planning Department
Please make checks payable to: Town of Huntersville
Memo: Property Address
The Town of Huntersville does not require business licenses.
Contact the Code Enforcement Technician at 704-766-2219 or complete the online complaint form to report high grass or other nuisances.
Contact the Code Enforcement Technician at 704-766-2219 or complete the online complaint form to report zoning violations.
For minimum housing issues located within the Town of Huntersville corporate limits contact Code Enforcement Staff at 704-766-2219. For minimum housing issues located outside the Town of Huntersville corporate limits, in the extraterritorial jurisdiction, contact Daren Bishop with Mecklenburg County at 980-314-3112. If you are unsure if the property is located in the Town corporate limits, you may contact the Huntersville Planning Department at 704-875-7000 and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
Email the Planning Department (email@example.com) with the property address or Tax Parcel ID. Staff will reply with the expected processing time and instructions for fee submission. If you are requesting zoning verification for multiple properties, Staff will confirm the total review fee.
Zoning verification letter fees may be paid electronically through the Planning and Zoning Fees form or made payable by check to the Town of Huntersville as directed below.
Payable to: Town of Huntersville
Memo: Property address(es) or Parcel number(s)
The review fee for a Zoning Verification Letter can be found within the most current Fee Schedule.