The City of Concord Development Ordinance requires that persons obtain a zoning permit prior to engaging in certain construction or development activities. Examples include constructing a house or any building, adding a deck to a house, constructing a pool, or an outdoor storage building. Additionally, businesses need to obtain a permit if they are changing owners or planning to upfit a place of business.
The City of Concord Development Ordinance applies to all areas inside the City of Concord, as well as areas outside the City of Concord that are within the City's Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). See the Zoning Map to view areas regulated by the City's Development Ordinance.
Zoning Permit Applications
Zoning applications can be downloaded from our Zoning Applications web page. Please call our office at 704-920-5152 with any questions. A staff member will be glad to assist you.
Building & Construction Permits
Building permits are issued by Cabarrus County Construction Standards Department. Obtaining zoning approval from the City of Concord is required prior to applying for a building permit with Cabarrus County.