Permits

Apply for A Permit

Applications for construction are reviewed by both the City of Concord (for zoning) and Cabarrus County (for building), so there is no need to submit separately to both entities.  However, for construction projects, please make sure to include the necessary applications from Cabarrus County Construction Standards

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New users will be required to create an account in Accela.  After logging in, enter the address of the property and then select the "Start Plan Review Process" icon.  Choose the review or permit type, and follow the directions for each page.

All documents uploaded in the Accela system will need to be in PDF format.  

Account creation, login, and online help (with instructional videos) pertaining to the Accela Citizen Access Portal can be found at the link below.

Accela Citizen Access
Accela Help and Self-Training

Fee Schedule

Permit Type Help Guides

New Tenant Certificate of Compliance (COC)

All new businesses occupying a new space are required to have a COC

Apply using Accela

Step-by-step Guide (pdf)

Guide with Illustrations (pdf)

Buildings and New Construction

  • Interior upfits to a commercial building
  1. Fill out the Load Data Sheet, save as a pdf, then upload the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
  • New commercial
  1. Fill out the Load Data Sheet, save as a pdf, then upload the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
  • New residential

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  • Fire equipment

Apply using Accela

 

Land Use Plan Amendment Application

  1. Fill out this application, save as a pdf, and submit the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
  3. And deliver an original signed copy to our office
 

Preliminary and Final Plats (for subdivisions)

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Site Plan (civil engineering plans for new construction and subdivisions)

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Special Use Permit Application

  1. Fill out this application, save as a pdf, and submit the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
  3. And deliver an original signed copy to our office
 

Signs

Application for Permanent Signs: 

  1. Fill out this application, digitally sign it, click "Submit", and the form will be emailed to you as a pdf.  Then submit the pdf form as an attachment in the Accela system.
  2. Apply using Accela

Registration of Temporary Signs (a sign permit is not necessary, but registration is required for some temporary signs):

  • For yard signs (Type 1 - such as a yard sale sign, real estate sign, political campaign sign), no registration or permit is required.  There is a maximum of one sign per parcel.
  • For either a banner sign (Type 2), development activity sign (Type 3), sandwich board sign (Type 4), or temporary wall sign:
  1. Register the temporary sign here (no fee is required)
  2. The system will provide an option for you to keep a copy of the registration for your records.

Note:  All signs must be displayed in accordance with the ordinance.

See this brochure for more information about the sign ordinance.

 

Temporary Use Permit Application

  1. Fill out this application, save as a pdf, and submit the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
 

Zoning Map Amendment Application

  1. Fill out this application, save as a pdf, and submit the pdf in Accela
  2. Apply using Accela
  3. And deliver an original signed copy to our office
 

Zoning Verification Letters

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Step-by-step Guide (pdf)

Guide with Illustrations (pdf)

Other construction (zoning clearance permit):

  • Accessory structures
  • Sheds
  • Decks
  • Covered porches
  • Pools

Fill out this application, save as a pdf and email to our office, or print out and deliver to our office.  Please include a plot plan with this application.  A plot plan is a drawing that shows the location of the new structure and the distance from the property lines.

Step-by-step Guide (pdf)

Guide with Illustrations (pdf)

 

Zoning Ordinance

 

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Sewer Allocation Policy (click here for additional information)