Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)

​Permitting


Notice to Permit Holders:
 
NCGS SL 2020-3, also known as SB 704 or the COVID-19 Recovery Act, extended the expiration date of a number of permits earlier this year. Permits that were valid during the period of March 10 and April 28, 2020, were extended five months.
 
On September 28, 2020, any permits set to expire between March 10 and September 28 will expire as this provision sunsets. Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement staff strongly encourages customers to take necessary measures to address any permits that will be expiring to avoid having these expirations reflected on the contractor or homeowner’s record.
 
To address permits that have expired or are due to expire soon, please contact the Code Enforcement Customer Service Center at 980-314-CODE(2633), option 1.

____________

One of the primary responsibilities of Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement is to issue building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits as required by North Carolina General Statute 160D-1110. 

Appropriate permits are required for Commercial Work related to any new construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal or demolition of any building. Permits are also required for the installation, extension, alteration or general repair of electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems. 

Permits are also required for Residential Work on one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes related to any new construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal or demolition of any building. Permits are also required for the installation, extension, alteration or general repair of electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems. However, permits may not be required for any projects with work costing $15,000 or less, unless the work involves:

  • The addition, repair, or replacement of load bearing structures 
  • The addition or change in the design of a plumbing system 
  •  The addition, replacement or change in the design of a heating or air conditioning system 
  •  The addition, replacement or change in the design of an electrical system 
  •  The use of materials not permitted by the code 
  •  The addition of roofing, excluding replacement of like grade fire resistance material 
  • Costs in place: including material, labor and equipment 
  • Overhead, profit and taxes 
  • When do I need a permit (printable document).

Permits are required to be grouped by the specific project and paid for by the general contractor or the homeowner acting as their own general contractor. Separate permits are required for building, electrical, heating, air conditioning and plumbing work.

Most commercial projects and residential projects on new construction and additions require plan review. Please see below for additional information regarding our plan review services.

The Land Use & Environmental Services Agency Fee Ordinance contains information on permitting and other fees.

Our permitting services are organized into the following service streams:


    • Instant online permits for homeowners doing their own work 
    • For projects less than $30,000 where homeowner serves as contractor
    • Projects are managed through an online dashboard (link )
    • Consult our Customer Information & Resource Center (link ) for assistance at 980-314-CODE (follow prompts for technical assistance on residential projects).

TRADE INTERNET PERMITTING (TIP)

    • Instant online permits for primary contractors
    • For projects that do not require plan review
    • Residential projects or commercial equipment change-outs


    • For contractor-driven projects requiring a little more info than TIP, but not full plan review
    • Commercial projects only
    • Login to contractor’s dashboard and begin permit process to use this option

    • Residential Plan Review
    • Small Commercial Project Plan Review
    • Commercial Plan Review
    • Mega-Multifamily Plan Review
    • Special Projects Plan Review


    • Residential or commercial properties
    • Total Demolition
    • Partial Demolition
    • Move-on/move-off permits
    • Login to contractor's dashboard and select "building permit" to begin this process


SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS

    • Permits for special events where required by N.C. Building Code 
    • Additional permits may be required from other agencies, including but not limited to the following: 
      • the municipal planning department with jurisdiction 
      • Fire Marshal’s Office from City of Charlotte or Mecklenburg County 
      • Mecklenburg County Environmental Health 
      • Local law enforcement 
      • Charlotte Department of Transportation





Director of Plan Review & Permitting

For help with plan review, please call 980-314-CODE (2633) and enter the following prompts:

Help with residential projects -- enter 2, then 1, then 1, then 4.

Help with commercial projects -- enter 2, then 1, then 1 again, then 3.


 










Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400