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Infrastructure, Construction Plan Review  ~

Other Applications & Registration Forms  ~  Learn More  ~  Resources  

 

Site & Building Plan Submittal & Review 

~ Submitting for a new residence or an addition to a residence

~ Submitting for non-residential site or building (building inspections, Technical Review Committee)

~ Tracking your plan review - about the system and system log-in

~ Residential Building Permit Plan submittal requirements - click here for other related requirements

~ Commercial Building Permit Plan submittal requirements - click here for other related requirements

~ Fire system plan reviews and fees

~ Change of Use from residential - click here for other related requirements

~ Residential Plan Review system

~ Commercial Plan Review system - click here for system directions

Standard Commercial Plan Review processexpedited process and preliminary/courtesy process 



Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

~ Plan Submittal Packet - includes Grading Permit Application

~ Hold on Deposit 

~ Letter of Credit 

~ Sedimentation Control Bond

 

Permit Applications, Fees, Permitting, Inspection Schedulers

Building-Related

~ Permit applications - click here for other related requirements
     - Residential building
     - Residential accessory building
     - Demolition of structure
     - Commercial building
     - Electrical - temporary electrical service connection request and other related applications
     - Fire protection system - click here for other related applications

~ Fees
     - Building Permit Fee Calculation Worksheet 
     - Permit fee schedules for building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing
     - Energy Efficiency Rebate Request

~ Schedule a building inspection - online or by phone

~ Energy Efficiency Certificate - residential

~ Journeyman Card Exam Application and related electrical testing information

~ Commercial construction contacts for Certificate of Occupancy 

~ HVAC Installation Statement of Compliance

~ Contractor bond forms - for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, concrete and for demolition, grading, house moving

Utility-Related

~ Water and sewer-related fees - click here for info about new connections to water and sewer and here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements
     - Meter Fee Schedule 
     - Capacity Use Fee Schedule
     - Applying Capacity Use Fee
     - Utility Services Request Form for Meter and Capacity Use Fees
     - Hydrant meters and miscellaneous charges 

~ Water and Sewer Permitting Fees

~ Water and Sewer Line Locates

~ Grease interceptor requirements - for new and existing buildings

~ Checklist for Water Sewer Application - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Water Extension Permit Application - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Fireflow and Pump Tracking Request Application - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Flow Tracking and Acceptance Request for Sewer Extension Permit Application - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Gravity Sewer Application - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

Stormwater-Related

Water Quality Certification (401) - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

Permit for Impacts to Wetlands or Waters (404) - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Floodplain Development Permit Application - click here for flood information and here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Elevation Certificate - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements and here for information about flood zone determination

~ Flood Damage Prevention - click here for more information about flooding

~ Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panel dates

 

Infrastructure, Construction Plan Review

~ Engineering Plan Review - construction drawing review for water, sewer, and roadways

~ Utility Pavement Cut Policy

~ Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit General Guidelines

Public Improvements Bonding Procedures

~ Infrastructure Information Security Policy

~ Water and Sewer Line Construction Standard Specifications - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Standards for Water, Sewer, and Sewage Lift Station Design - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Standard Roadway and Utility Drawings

~ Meter Installation Drawings

~ Backflow Installation Drawings - click here for backflow prevention information

~ Developer's Operational Agreement - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Home/Property Owner's Operational Agreement _ click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Stormwater Best Management Practices

~ If proposed work requires an easement release (Planning Board action)
     - Application and Fee 
     - Process Flowchart
     - Planning Board meeting calendar and agendas 

~ If required work relies on a modification of LDO standards
     - Type 1 General
     - Type 1 Build-to Line
     - Type 2
     - Type 3   

~ If proposed site or building work is within in a local historic district
     - Historic District Program
     - FAQs 
     - Certificate of Appropriateness Application - click here for application instructions

~ If proposed work is within a Special Overlay District
     - Districts, plans, and manuals

~ If proposed work requires Board of Adjustment (BOA) consideration
     - Fee Schedule, BOA meeting calendar, Process Flowchart 
     - Applications for variance, interpretationappeal and special exception    
     - BOA Rules and Regulations Manual

~ If proposed work requires a change in the zoning of the site or other Zoning Commission review
     - Fee Schedule, Zoning Commission meeting calendar, Process Flowchart
     - Application for Special Use Permit Application (heard by Zoning Commission), Rezoning (heard by
       Zoning Commission and possibly City Council), and Comprehensive Plan Amendment   
     - When a Comprehensive Plan Amendment is needed 

 

Other Applications & Registration Forms  

~ Sign Permit Application

~ Annexation petitions - contiguous to current city limits and satellite

~ Street Closing Petition

~ Street Name Change Petition  

~ Urban farm/community garden registration 

 

Learn More 

~ Annexation 

~ Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan  

~ Growth Strategy Map  

~ Generalized Future Land Use Map  

~ City demographic and statistical trends 

~ Street addressing

~ Transportation projects underway near your property

~ Procedure flow charts for applications coordinated by Planning Department

 

Resources

~ Land Development Ordinance (LDO) - searchable, interactive

~ Zoning map 

~ City Municipal Code

~ NC Building Codes

~ Guilford County Register of Deeds

~ Guilford County GIS

~ Infrastructure and planning mapping information

~ City Driveway Manual - click here for overall transportation-related design review info

~ Commercial Driveway Permit Applications - for driveway access to City streets and for driveway access to state roads/highways    

~ Sidewalk Manual - click here for overall transportation-related design review info

~ Street Design Standards Manual - click here for overall transportation-related design review info

~ Rules and Regulations Manual for water and wastewater system

~ Stormwater Management Manual

~ Storm Drainage Design Manual - click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements

~ Construction Drawings Technical Manual - site-related infrastructure improvements such as fire lines, water services, roadway improvements, storm sewer systems, and sanitary sewer mains

~ Landscaping and Tree Conservation Manual

~ Street Naming and Addressing Manual

~ Stormwater Program

~ Watersheds Map - area covered by Municipal Watershed Ordinance (click here for related water/wastewater/stormwater requirements)

Planning issue brochures in English and Spanish 

~ Water and sewer service policy information (outside city limits)

~ New connections to water and/or sewer

~ Tools for Developers and Contractors related to water and wastewater services, and stormwater requirements

~ Contractor licensing verification websites 

 

Last updated: 5/12/2017 1:32:03 PM