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
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Fee Schedule

New Tenant Certificate of Compliance (COC)

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

Apply using Accela

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

Apply using Accela

  • 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)

Apply using Accela

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

Apply using Accela

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

Permanent Signs:  Apply using Accela

Temporary Signs:

  • Yard sign - such as yard sale sign, real estate, political campaign sign (Type 1):

No registration or permit is required.  Maximum of one sign per parcel.

  1. Register the temporary sign here (no fee is required)
  2. You may keep a copy of the registration for your records

Note:  All temporary signs must be displayed in accordance with the 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 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

Apply using Accela

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.