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Some permits are not eligible for Trade Internet Permitting (TIP), but do not require a full plan review. For further assistance with these types of permits, please contact the Code Information & Resource Center (CIRC) at
Stand-alone permits for minor work not requiring plan review may be issued on a case-by-case basis. Commercial trade permits are handled through the Code Information & Resource Center (CIRC). Customers may apply in person at our offices at 2145 Suttle Avenue OR submit an online application through the contractor's dashboard.
Temporary construction trailers or construction office units (single unit or multiple unit compounds w/ decks) do not require full plan review. The GC shall first acquire an address from Mecklenburg County GIS Addressing at 704-336-6175, then a Zoning Use Permit directly from Zoning. The Electrician shall apply for an Electrical Permit to hook up power to the unit. A plumbing permit is required if water and/or sewer will be hooked up to the modular unit. Accompanying the electrical permit application is a copy of the Zoning Use Permit, and a letter on the GC's letterhead stating that the trailer is to be used exclusive by construction personnel & by personnel directly associated to the project ‐ Not for Public Use or Sales. The GC shall also post signage on site stating that the trailer is "Not for Public Use or Sales."