Yes. You must complete a Mecklenburg County Building Permit application and obtain zoning approval by the Cornelius Planning Department before Mecklenburg County will issue a permit.
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There are three ways to find out what your property is zoned:
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.
A water quality buffer is a naturally vegetated area adjacent to a water body to protect water quality. Find out more information about water quality buffers.
Conditional Zoning Applications
The conditional zoning (CZ) process typically takes a minimum of four (4) months and on average, six (6) months. Due to requirements for a community meeting, TIA evaluation, NCDOT review (when applicable), plan review, etc. the timing of the CZ process is complex. Upon submission of a complete application, staff will coordinate with the applicant(s) to establish a board review schedule. The CZ review process is detailed in Chapter 12 of the Land Development Code.
Due to advertising requirements, variance applications must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting.
The most common reason people do not receive notices from the Town is due to an invalid mailing address. Addresses are assigned and managed by Mecklenburg County. The Town uses Mecklenburg County's address list to mail notices, so make sure you mailing address is correct. If your mailing address has changed, please change it as soon as possible with the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor's Office.