Please consult our Building Permits page for more detailed information on when a building permit is required and how to acquire one from Mecklenburg County.
If your accessory structure is 12 feet or less in every dimension, then please visit our Zoning Permits page for information on the application, fee, and accessory structure requirements.
Whether your project requires a building permit or a standalone zoning permit, please refer to the Accessory Structures section of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO): Section 6.9.7
Common Resident FAQs
Please refer to the PDF here for answers to some of our most common questions, including fencing, home occupations, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a permit to install a fence on my residential property?
A permit is not required for the installation of a fence. However, there are regulations found in our Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Section 6.9.2 that must be met. In general, with the exception of the Downtown Overlay District, the maximum height of a fence in the front yard is 5 feet, the side and rear yards can be a maximum of 7 feet. All fences should be placed in a manner so that they can be maintained on-site by the property owner. Fences cannot be placed in the right-of-way.
How do I get a permit to run a business out of my home?
Customary home occupations are permitted provided zoning regulations are met and a permit is obtained from the Mint Hill Planning Department. For further information call (704) 545-9726. The Customary Home Occupation regulations come from Section 6.9.1 of the UDO.