Construction on individual lots will typically require the developer to acquire a permit from the City's Planning and Zoning Department. Zoning permits enable the City to confirm proper compliance with zoning (e.g., setbacks, land use, etc.) and stormwater regulations. Randolph County performs building inspections on behalf of the City and will require developers to acquire a separate building permit (see below).
Projects Requiring a Zoning Permit
New Building Construction
Accessory Structures (e.g., sheds, car ports, etc.)
External Building Additions (e.g., patios, expanded floor plan, etc.)
New Concrete/Asphalt Driveways (only required when the driveway will create a new or expanded cut into the street or curb)
In many cases, a building permit may be required (see below)
Internal Building Renovations
Gravel Driveways and Repairs to Existing Driveways
Most construction projects will require a Building Permit in addition to a Zoning Permit. Some projects that do not require a Zoning Permit, such as renovations and electrical work, will still require a Building Permit. Building Permits are issued by the Randolph County Department of Building Inspections (for sites with Archdale zoning jurisdiction located in both Randolph and Guilford County).
Randolph County Department of Building Inspections