How do I get a building permit?
Building permits are issued through Lincoln County. However, for properties located within the City’s zoning jurisdiction, a zoning permit may be needed first to ensure all work meets the City’s ordinances.

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1. Is my property located within the City of Lincolnton city limits?
2. Is my property located within the City of Lincolnton’s extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction?
3. What is my property zoned?
4. What uses are permitted on my property?
5. How do I get a building permit?
6. Do I need to obtain a zoning permit from the City?
7. Can I place an accessory structure on my lot?
8. Do I need a zoning approval for a fence?
9. Who do I contact with issues about a Code Violation, such as Overgrown Lots, Junk Cars, etc..
10. Do I need a building permit to build/put up an accessory building such as a shed, carport, or garage?
11. Can I operate a business from my home?
12. Do I need a business license or privilege from the City?
13. How do I apply for a rezoning of my property or for a conditional use permit?
14. Are Chickens, Horses, Cows, etc.. permitted within the City Limits?
15. How do I file a complaint or make an inquiry?