Zoning Services

Welcome to Zoning Services, where you can obtain assistance for:

   Zoning Permits
 Sign Permits
 Plan Review Cases
 Development Ordinance
    

 
Planning & Zoning Review Center

   Front Desk:  704-920-5152
   Fax #:  704-920-6962
   Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00

 

Staff

Julian Burton, Planning & Development Administrator
704-920-5155
burtonj@concordnc.gov 

Pam Parker, Senior Planner
704-920-5134
parkerp@concordnc.gov 

Craig Thomas, Planner
704-920-5131
thomasc@concordnc.gov 

Planning Technician
704-920-5137
planning@concordnc.gov

Zoning Permits

Please fill out an application below to apply for a permit.  Applications may be submitted to our office in person, by fax, or email (planning@concordnc.gov).  Please sign the application where indicated.

 

Zoning Applications

    Residential Zoning Clearance Permit Application (pdf)
    Temporary Use Permit Application (pdf)
    Temporary Power Permit (pdf)
    Sign Permit Application (pdf)
    Certificate of Compliance Application (pdf)
    Special Use Permit Application (pdf)
    Zoning Amendment Application (pdf)
    Land Use Plan Amendment (pdf)
    Floodplain Development Application (pdf)
    Variance Application (pdf)
    Planned Unit Development and Planned Residential Development Rezoning Petition Requirements (pdf)
    Grading/Paving/Land Disturbing Application (pdf)

 

Plan Review Cases

To submit plans for review, fill out the application and submit the required number of printed copies of the plans.

 

Plan Review Applications

Plan Review Application (pdf)
Upfit Application (pdf)
Plan Review Check List (pdf)
Plan Review - Zoning Clearance Permit Application (pdf)
Final Plat Application (pdf)
Request for Plat Review (pdf)
Preliminary Plat Application (pdf)
Preliminary Application for Extension of Utilities (pdf)
Preliminary Site Plan Approval Application - Over 30,000 Square Feet (pdf)
Request for Street Names (pdf)
Request for Subdivision Name (pdf)

 

Submissions for New Construction Review

Plan Review Application (pdf)
Seven (7) sets of civil drawings, dwg file and a pdf file (on CD or uploaded)
Two (2) sets of architectural drawings and a pdf file (on CD or uploaded)
One (1) set of storm water calculation report and a pdf file (on CD or uploaded)
One (1) set preliminary color renderings of each building elevation and a pdf file (on CD or uploaded)
A copy of the site plan checklist is available for your convienance and is not required to be submitted as part of your application.

 

Submissions for an Upfit Review

Two (2) sets of printed architectural drawings and a PDF file (on CD or uploaded to our FTP site)

 

Fees

Fees are due after approval of plans

 

       
 

NEW CASES AND SUBMITTALS:

Plan Review Online Submittal and Access - Accela

Please use Internet Explorer Only

 

Upload Plan Review Files (FTP site)

(For older cases only)

 

 
       
 

Fee Schedule

Applications

 
       


Development Ordinance

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.

 

Building & Construction Permits

Building permits are issued by Cabarrus County Construction Standards Division.  Their phone number is 704-920-2128.

Zoning approval from the City of Concord is required before submitting an a building permit application to Cabarrus County Construction Standards Division.

 

PDF Documents

The Planning & Neighborhood Development Department's zoning applications, maps, and development ordinance are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).  Downloading and reading these documents requires a free PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  Our zoning applications and instructions may indicate that various plans and drawings (saved as PDF files) can be uploaded to our FTP site.  Click here to learn more about PDF documents, and to download the free Acrobat Reader.