Zoning Permitting

Zoning affects all structure and land use throughout Cabarrus. All structue ot land alterations must occur in compliance with the:

  • general and applicable district regulations
  • zoning ordinance

Accordingly, no structure shall be

  • erected
  • reconstructed
  • moved
  • structurally altered 
  • land be used

except in compliance with both the general and applicable district regulations or the zoning ordinance.


Zoning division staff are responsible for issuing permits. These permits ensure compliance with the applicable zoning district standards. This applies to new structures, additions, uses and businesses. Thinking about building? Contact the Zoning Division for the permitting requirements. This includes:

  • a new home
  • adding on to your current home
  • building a garage or storage building
  • installing a swimming pool
  • starting a business from your home