Mint Hill

Building Permits

How can I Obtain a Building Permit?

Through an inter-local agreement with Mecklenburg County, all building permit activity in the Town of Mint Hill and the extra-territorial jurisdiction is provided by Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA). LUESA has a variety of resources to help homeowners and contractors alike.

Homeowners can refer to the Homeowner's Tool Box for a helpful overview of building permitting, including details of When a Building Permit is Needed and the Homeowners Internet Permit Process.

Homeowners should also take advantage of the Residential Technical Assistance Center (RTAC). Town staff can assist you with setbacks and other zoning requirements, but for detailed building code issues the County is the point of contact.

Contractors, please utilize the Contractor's Tool Box.

The LUESA office is located at 2415 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.

The general customer service line is 980-314-2633.

The accessory structure provisions from the Mint Hill UDO can be found in Section 6.9.7.

Setbacks for principal dwelling units, including additions and attached garages, are based on water and sewer utilities and are found in Table 2 from the UDO Section 6.1.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an accessory structure?
A structure subordinate or incidental to the principal structure. Accessory structures include detached garages (with or without mother‐in‐law suites or rental cottages), storage buildings, pool houses, and material storage areas. An attached garage is also considered an accessory structure. An attached garage is one that is attached to the primary structure and provides storage for automobiles.
What type of permit will I need for an accessory structure?
A building permit is required if you are building a storage shed or a garage that is more than 12 feet on any side. If you are building a shed with 12 feet or smaller dimensions on all sides, it will require a zoning permit. Building permits are issued by Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services. Zoning permits are issued by the Mint Hill Planning Department.
Where do I initiate the building permit process?
Mecklenburg County Land Use & Environmental Services
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

980-314-2633

 

Where do I get a building permit?

Through an inter-local agreement with Mecklenburg County, all building permit activity in the Town of Mint Hill and the extra-territorial jurisdiction is provided by Mecklenburg County. Particularly, the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) of Mecklenburg County provides:

  • Commercial building permits (may require town review and pre-approval)
  • Engineering site plan review
  • Grading, sediment, and erosion and stormwater review and approval
  • Residential building permits

Contact Mecklenburg County
Land Use and Environmental Services (LUESA)
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208
980-314-2633

What is the definition of a deck as it pertains to permitting?
Decks
The definition of Deck, found in Section 2.4 of the Mint Hill Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is "A structure without a roof, either freestanding or attached to a building, which is supported by posts or pillars."
What if my proposed deck encroaches into the setback?
In Section 6.1.7 of the UDO, there are certain items that are allowed to project into the required setbacks, including decks. Any deck not more than 6 feet above the finished grade level shall not project more than 25% into any required setback.
Deck Enclosures
A deck enclosure would include roofing and screening the sides of an area on a deck to protect that area from outside wind and rain.
Can I encroach into the setback with my deck enclosure, too?
No. Encroachment of a deck enclosure into the setback is not allowed. If a deck does encroach into the setback, only the portion that does not encroach would be permitted to be enclosed.
Permitting - Who may be involved in the permitting process?
The Mint Hill Planning Department can answer questions, although all permitting actions will be completed by Mecklenburg County officials.

Contact Mecklenburg County
Land Use and Environmental Services (LUESA)
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208 
980-314-2633
How do I apply to install a swimming pool in my yard?

You must fill out an application with the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) and follow the permit procedures outlined by Mecklenburg County. Call (704) 336-5101 for more information. Permit holder will be responsible for inspections and compliance with the Health Department ordinance and the State Residential Code. Contact Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) of Mecklenburg County.

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