Construction Standards

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The Construction Standards Division provides building inspections and permitting services for all areas within Cabarrus County. It executes uniform enforcement of the NC State Building Code and local ordinances.


Forms and Documents

Accela Citizen Access User Authorization FormCommercial Projects Application FormCommercial Temporary Power Agreement FormContractor/Subcontractor Change FormDesign Professional Inspection FormHow to Schedule Inspections by SelecTXTHow to Schedule, Cancel, Reschedule, Check InspectionsInspection Scheduling InstructionsMobile Home PacketNew Residence Application FormNon-Licensed General Contractor FormOwner Exemption Affidavit FormPermission to Merchandise FormPlan Review InstructionsResidential Home PacketResidential Temporary Power Agreement FormResidential Upfit, Accessory or Addition Application FormStucco Finish Compliance Form

⭐ Program Highlights

Construction Standards Highlights (July 2023 to June 2024)

  • Continue to maintain next-day inspections
  • Continue to have a two-day turnaround on residential reviews
  • Exceeded benchmark on two-week commercial plan review (currently 7-10 days)
  • Added a bilingual permit associate, now have bilingual on building/plumbing team, electrical/mechanical team as well as office staff
  • Continue to collaborate with Concord, Kannapolis and Cabarrus Health Alliance on providing customers with “one stop shop” for plan review, permitting and inspections
  • Added Harrisburg to the Accela process and continue to collaborate to provide a "one stop shop" for customers through Harrisburg and County
  • Contractor SelectTXT usage continues to increase
  • Continue to receive positive customer service feedback from contractors, The Homebuilders Association and design professionals

📅 Significant Dates

Monthly: Building Inspection Reports