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Most Town offices will be closed Monday, May 27. Residential trash will not be collected (make up day Wednesday, May 29). Chapel Hill Transit will not operate. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open 1-5 p.m.  More Information


Attention: This page only contains information for major development projects, such as commercial or multi-family projects. For information about single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, or other small projects, visit the Residential Permits page or Subpermits page.

Do I Need a Commercial Building Permit?

Per NC General Statute 160A-417, all non-residential work including, but not limited to, the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal, or demolition of any building or structure requires a Building Permit. This requirement is regardless of cost and pertains to buildings or structures covered under the NC Sate Building Code.

You need a Commercial Building Permit for the following purposes:

  1. All commercial construction work 
  2. Any non-residential construction
  3. Any multifamily residential construction (building has more than 2 units)

See Commercial Work Requiring a Permit for additional information.

Many commercial building applicants meet with Development Services staff before submitting their application. Contact Development Services to find out about setting up a meeting.

 


 

Application Forms

All applications require the following documents:

Applications will likely also require additional documents depending on the scope of work. Download the checklist below to find out what other forms you may need:

 

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