Why do I need to get a building permit?
Obtaining a permit helps ensure that your project is safe and is up-to-code.
If you don't get a permit:
  • You must disclose work was done on your home without a permit, when you sell your home.
  • Your house will have more square footage than indicated on tax records and you will likely be assessed for back taxes (also an appraiser will deduct the market value for the illegal space you added, which will hurt you when selling your home).

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1. How can I find out what my property is zoned?
2. Why do I need to get a building permit?
3. Do I need a building permit for a shed?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. How can I find out if a permit has been issued?
6. What is a "watershed"?
7. What is impervious area?
8. What is a water quality buffer?
9. Who maintains my street?
10. Who do I contact regarding high grass?
11. How do I file a Code Enforcement complaint?
12. What does a yellow zoning sign mean?
13. A recent rain caused a lot of mud from a construction site to flow into the lake (or street). Who do I contact to report this issue?
14. Do I need approval to operate a business out of my home?
15. Do I need a business license in Cornelius?
16. Where can I find floodplain information for homeowners insurance purposes?
17. What methods of payment do you accept?
18. What is LUESA and where is it located?