For Single-Family or Two-Family work, see Residential Work Requiring a Permit.
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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, except the work noted below in the sub permit section.
All signs visible from the public right-of-way require an approved sign permit, except those exempted in LUMO 5.14.3
Examples of signs exempt from regulation include the following. Property identification including street address, names of occupants, or signs guiding traffic and parking
Note: These requirements are per section 5.14 of the Town of Chapel Hill Land Use Management Ordinance
Per Appendix H of the 2018 NC State Building Code, the following signs are exempt from the requirements to obtain a permit before erection. These signs may still need Planning approval before installation.
Note: These requirements are per N.C. General Statute 160A-417(a)(2-4)
All Non-residential work, that includes new land disturbance (i.e. exterior site work, clearing, grading, land disturbance, removal of vegetation, addition, new building), requires a Zoning Compliance Permit. Depending on the current permit approval statues the following types of work may be approved administratively by Town Staff:
All work that exceeds these thresholds requires an approved Development Project Application before a Zoning Compliance Permit can be issued. Examples include:
Note: These requirements are per section 4.7 and 4.9 of the Town of Chapel Hill Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO)