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A resident of Mecklenburg County that meets the homeowner requirements may secure a Homeowner Permit for work on their residential property (that is not deeded as a condominium). To be considered a homeowner the applicant must be able to answer yes to all the following questions:
*Contractor licensure exemptions for Homeowners:
Building license: NC General Statue 87-1 (b)(2)Electrical license: NC General Statue 87-43.1Mechanical/Plumbing license: NC General Statute 87-21
Building license: NC General Statue 87-1 (b)(2)
Electrical license: NC General Statue 87-43.1
Mechanical/Plumbing license: NC General Statute 87-21
*Persons designated in a trust or as Power of Attorney do not qualify as a homeowner.
have their own on-line dashboard where they may track their projects, make
payments, apply for permits, print placards and request inspections under
Homeowner creates a Homeowner Account from the Internet Permitting and Inspection System.
Building projects, such
as interior renovation or structural repair, not requiring a plan review or
zoning assessment, and without a Town/City/Agency permit hold, will be issued a
permit after payment is received. NOTE:
payment for the permit must occur within 7 days of the system notification that
the permit is ready, or the permit will be automatically cancelled. If
the permit is cancelled by the system, the application process starts again.
The homeowner completes the permit application (on-line or in person) by selecting the options on the permit application. The scope of work detail (what work is being done) will determine if a plan review is required, if a zoning assessment is needed or if there are address/permit holds. Zoning assessments and permit holds must be complete/released prior to a permit issuance.
The homeowner will upload supporting documents (i.e.: zoning plot plans, engineer letters etc.) to their permit application on their dashboard as required.
Payment for permits, plan review (if required), and inspections are completed through the on-line Homeowner Dashboard only.
Tracking of the permitting progress is accomplished through the Homeowner Dashboard.
Homeowner Accounts are pay-as-you-go. Homeowners will pay, on-line for each permit, plan review (if required) and each inspection. The base permit fee is $60.00 per trade involved (building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing). The plan review fee (if required) is $45.00 per trade involved.
Inspection requests are submitted through the Homeowner Dashboard only. Inspection fee per visit is $45.00. An inspection trip is limited to 30 minutes.
Inspection results are available in the Homeowner Dashboard.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.