Construction Standards

Excavator at a Construction Site in Front of a Wall

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.


  • Electronic Plan Review for New Residential and Commercial Projects
  • Permits for Construction Activity
  • Construction Inspection
  • Issuing Certificates of Completion and Occupancy
  • Collect Fees

Forms and Documents

Accela Citizen Access User Authorization FormCommercial Temporary Power Agreement FormContractor/Subcontractor Change FormDesign Professional Inspection FormInspection Appeal Request FormMobile Home PacketNon-Licensed General Contractor FormOwner Exemption Affidavit FormPermission to Merchandise FormPermit Application FormPlan Review InstructionsPresent Use Exemption Application (AV-5)Residential Home PacketResidential Temporary Power Agreement FormStucco Finish Compliance Form