Fees associated with building and sign permits vary depending on the nature of the project. For more information on planning fees, please see our Finance & Budget page.
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Yes, appointments are preferred. Please call us at 704 892-7592 or email the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
The Town of Davidson planning ordinance categorizes properties into planning areas. You may locate your property on the Davidson Planning Area Map and use the legend to determine the planning area for your property.
There are several types of permits required by the Town of Davidson. They are:
Permit applications may be picked up at Davidson Town Hall, 216 South Main Street, or downloaded from the website at www.townofdavidson.org/permit. You may submit a permit either by bringing it to town hall or using the online permit submittal form. Town planners will review the permit application for compliance with the Town of Davidson Planning Ordinance. Upon approval and payment of the fee, the applicant must submit the permit to Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency for their review. For more information, visit the planning permit page.
The Town of Davidson does not generally use density limits or standard setback requirements. Instead, we encourage designers and developers to consider the surrounding context and creatively address the constraints and opportunities on a site by site basis.
Sections two and four of the Davidson Planning Ordinance provide a list of permitted uses and site design regulations per planning area. Refer to these sections first, and then contact a planner to set up an appointment to discuss your property further.
The description of each planning area and its permitted uses is outlined in section two of the Davidson planning ordinance. You may view section two and associated amendments in the Planning Ordinance. Refer to this section first, and then contact a planner to set up an appointment to discuss your property further.
Design regulations, including building types, minimum required setbacks, and height restrictions are outlined in section two of the planning ordinance. Additional uses and regulations, including accessory structures, are described in section four of the planning ordinance. You may view sections four and two and their associated amendments at Planning Ordinance. If you have additional questions, please make an appointment to meet with a member of the planning department staff.
The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the Davidson Board of Commissioners on all matters of planning and zoning. Specifically, the board renders opinions and makes recommendations regarding the planning ordinance, land use plans, and development projects in accordance with the provisions established in the Davidson Planning Ordinance, Section 13. It is comprised of Davidson residents serving three-year terms and includes at least one representative from the ETJ. When it has business, the board meets monthly, typically the last Monday of the month.