Information/Requests/Applications ~ Plan Review, Permitting, Inspection Schedules ~
Water/Sewer for Residential Lots ~ Resources
Information, Requests & Applications
When do I need a permit? Can I do my own work as a homeowner?
~ Residential construction basics
~ Electrical testing information for homeowners
~ Homeowner electrical exam application
What are the applications and procedures I need to know about?
~ Residential building application
~ Residential accessory building
~ Demolition of a structure
~ Energy Efficiency Certificate
~ Changing use from residential
~ Other related requirements
~ Building permit FAQs
How do I request a Zoning Letter for zoning verification or compliance, DMV approval, family or group care home reservation?
What if I need an Easement Release?
~ Process Flowchart
~ Application and fee information
~ Planning Board meeting schedule
What if I need Board of Adjustment (BOA) consideration?
~ BOA meeting schedule
~ Process Flowchart
~ Application for Variance
~ Application for Special Exception
~ Application for Appeal
~ Application for Interpretation
What about building and site work in a local historic district?
~ Historic District Program for Charles Aycock, Fisher Park and College Hill
~ Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Application
~ COA application instructions
~ Historic Preservation Commission meeting schedule
~ Historic district FAQs
What if I need a home-based childcare inspection?
~ R-3 childcare up to five children in home
~ R-4 childcare 6-15 children in home
Is my lot in a flood zone?
~ Floodplain map
~ National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)
~ FIRM Panel dates
~ Flood damage prevention - click here for more information about flooding
Do I need an Elevation Certificate? - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements and here for flood zone determination information
Developing a property in a flood area? You may need Floodplain Development Permit Application. - click here for flood information and here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements
Plan Review, Permitting & Inspection Schedulers
What is a Residential Plan Review?
How can I track my plan review?
What permit fees may I need to pay?
~ Building Permit Fees
~ Electrical Permit Fees
~ Mechanical Permit Fees
~ Plumbing Permit Fees
~ Building Permit Fee Calculation Worksheet
~ Energy Efficiency Rebate Request
How can I schedule a building inspection online or by phone?
Water & Sewer for Residential Lots
~ How do I connect to water and/or sewer service if there is none?
What fees may I need to pay?
~ Meter Fee Schedule
~ Capacity Use Fee Schedule
~ Application for service and fee estimation - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements
~ Applicable Capacity Use Fees
What if my lot is located outside City limits?
Are there hydrant meter applications, charges, fines?
City Municipal Code
Land Development Ordinance (searchable, interactive)
NC Building Codes
Infrastructure and planning mapping information
Watersheds Map - area covered by Municipal Watershed Ordinance (click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements)
Guilford County GIS
Planning issues brochures in English and Spanish
Guilford County Register of Deeds website
City Driveway Manual
Rules and regulations for the City’s Water and Wastewater System
Contractor licensing verification websites list