1. When is a zoning approval required from the Town?
A zoning approval is required when you add to a home, renovate, rebuild or add accessory structures (shed, garage, pool, barn, outbuilding, etc.) to a property within the Town of Mooresville Zoning Jurisdiction. Also, a zoning approval is necessary if Iredell County requires a Building Permit for the work being done. Before you begin, contact the Iredell County Permit & Inspections Department at 704-878-3113 or 704-878-3118 to find out if they require a permit for the work being done.
2. How do I get a building permit?
Building permits are issued through Iredell County. However, for properties located within the Town's zoning jurisdiction a zoning permit may be needed first to ensure all work meets the Town's zoning ordinances and North Carolina building codes.
3. How do I know if I am within the Town of Mooresville’s Zoning Jurisdiction?
Visit Iredell County Geographic Information Service or call us at 704-662-7040 with the property address or parcel pin number and we can check for you.
4. How much are zoning approvals?
Zoning approvals are $50 each.
5. Do I need a zoning approval for a fence?
No, the Town does not require a zoning approval to install a fence. However, there are some restrictions regarding size and materials used.
In a residential area, the maximum allowable height is four feet in the front yard and six feet in the backyard. Fences can be placed on the property line; however, a survey may be required to determine the property line and if any utility easements are there. If access to a utility easement is restricted by a residential fence neither the Town nor the utility company is responsible for repairing/replacing any portion that is damaged or removed to access the easement.
Commercial fences are permitted but could be subject to a zoning approval from the Town and a building permit from Iredell County.
6. Where can I get a plat or survey of my property?
Each property owner should receive a plat plan or survey from their builder or real estate agent who handled the last sale on the property. If not, contact the Iredell County Register of Deeds at 704-872-7468.
7. Who do I contact with issues about tall grass, junk vehicles or minimal housing?
Contact our Code Enforcement Officer at 704-799-4182 to address these issues.