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Have all road names needed to complete the sign and contact the Planning and Development Department at 704-216-8588 or fill out the damaged or missing street sign form here. Please note that the County will only put up road signs outside of city limits.
Prior to submitting a rezoning request, applicants are encouraged to meet with a member of the Planning Department to discuss the requested change. The following information must be presented for consideration 1.Submit completed application (with affidavit of owner if non-owner petition) 2.Submit two (2) copies of a map, to scale, which clearly illustrates the subject property. If a portion of the land is proposed for rezoning, a meets and bounds description is necessary to describe the requested boundary 3.Submit $300 fee payable to Rowan County.
To file a complaint regarding an ordinance violation, Please contact 704-216-8588 or complete a complaint form or minimum housing standards petition and submit it to the Planning and Development Department.
Rowan County adopted an Addressing Ordinance to ensure that efficient police, fire and emergency service is provided to the citizens of Rowan County. This ordinance requires all new homes to be assigned numbers by the Planning and Development Department staff in according with accepted procedures. Planning staff will issue an address at the time a zoning permit is pulled.
Verify that the proposed use is allowed , business location and operations, with the Planning & Development Department (704-216-8588). Planning staff will determine the type of permit that will need to be applied for (Zoning Verification Letter or Zoning Permit).
1. Contact Planning staff to determine the type of subdivision your request may qualify for (Minor, Family, Major, or Exception). 2. Contact a private surveyor to create a subdivision and submit it to Planning staff for approval.
1. Contact Planning staff (704-216-8588) to determine if the structure is permissible on the property in question. 2. If the structure is permissible, go to the Rowan County Planning and Development department and apply for a zoning permit. 3. Take the zoning permit to the Rowan County Building Inspections department and apply for any other required permits. For more information click the following link.
Developing on a parcel with floodplain will require a development permit to go alongside the zoning permit. Staff will need a site plan with the proposed location of the new building(s). Some sites may require a surveyor to mark the proposed location(s) on the site plan. Once the footers of the new building(s) have been laid, staff will need to verify that the structure(s) are located outside of the floodplain. This is done with an as built survey, but in some circumstances may be done with a site visit by Planning staff. If Planning staff provides a site visit a fifty dollar ($50 Cash or Check) fee will be charged with the issuing of the development permit.
Conditional uses are assumed to be generally compatible with other land uses permitted in the zoning district in which the conditional use is proposed. However, due to their unique characteristics or potential impacts on the surrounding areas or the county as a whole, individual consideration of their location, design, configuration and/or operation at the proposed location is required. Prior to submitting a conditional use permit request, applicants are encouraged to meet with a member of the Planning Department to discuss the request. The following information must be presented for consideration by the department:
More information regarding the conditional use permit process.
A commercial plan review is required for all commercial projects. The following is a list of departments involved in the review process of commercial projects: