Do I need a building permit for a shed?
Yes. If any one side of the shed is 12' or greater you will need to complete a Building Permit application. If the shed is less than 120 square feet, you will need to complete a Zoning Use Permit application. Both permits are Mecklenburg County forms but must have zoning approval by the Cornelius Planning Department before taking the permit to Mecklenburg County.

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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?