Permits

Due to recent public health concerns, the Town of Davidson Planning Department will be conducting business remotely until further notice. Due to this change, permits can only be accepted via the submittal form or by mail, and not in person at town hall. Thank you for your cooperation. 

For any permit-related questions, please email David Cole at dcole@townofdavidson.org. 

Application Process

Step 1:
Print a permit from the list below. Include a detailed plot, site plan, and/or sketch plan if applicable.

Permit Types
Step 2: 
Scan a copy of your completed permit and submit it to the Planning Department Submittal Form website. In addition to your completed form, attach site plans and any other required documents as attachments.

Step 3:
Pay the required fee and click submit.  For associated fees, please review the FY 2020-21 Fee Schedule.

Step 4: Once the permit review is complete, the approved permit will be sent to the email address in the submittal form. For building and sign permits: You must submit your approved to Mecklenburg County for their review.

Other Submittal Options:
Permits are also accepted by mail and at the Davidson Town Hall. Permit fees must be paid at  the time the permit is submitted. Permits are not accepted by fax or email.

*A detached house in the Village Infill Planning Area may be demolished only if it is replaced with a residential dwelling unit. An approved Building Permit must be included with a demolition permit in the Village Infill Planning Area. (Planning Ordinance: Section 2.2.4.E)

Tree Preservation & Landscaping Standards: No tree larger than twelve inches in diameter at breast height may be removed without a permit from the town. If a tree that meets this size criteria will be removed as part of your project, you must show it as part of your building permit application. If you are removing a tree that meets this size criteria, but not as part of other work on the property, please submit a tree permit application. (Planning Ordinance: Section 9.3.3)   

Need to update or amend your permit information?
Please click here.