How to Apply for Cherokee County Building Permits

Planning Permissions How to Apply for Cherokee County Building Permits

How to Apply for Cherokee County Building Permits

Home renovations are one of the best things about owning your house. You can widen a door, build a shed, or finish your basement for extra living space. You can knock down a few walls to make a more open floor plan, redesign a crummy bathroom into a luxury escape, or add a window to brighten a dreary room. But not without a building permit.

are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will need to bring your compiled documents and fees to the permit office during approved business hours and, for many homeowners, hope that you've put everything together right. It's very common for building permits to be rejected with notes unless you have a building permit expert like DoNotPay on your side.

When Do You Need a Building Permit in Cherokee County?

You need a for the following:

  • Renovating home structures
  • Add or remove walls
  • Alter window and door frames
  • Finish a garage, basement, or attic
  • Alter the home's structure
  • Building any new structure
  • Installing or altering…
  • Plumbing systems and fixtures
  • Electrical systems and appliances
  • Heating and cooling systems (HVAC)

How to Get a Building Permit in Cherokee County DIY

  1. Compile all the required documents.
  2. Prepare the correct fee amount.
  3. Take your application packet to the Cherokee County permit office during business hours.
  4. Wait for your turn first come, first serve.

The Documents Required for a Building Permit in Cherokee County, NC

By far, the most difficult part of applying for a Cherokee County building permit is getting your documentation in order. Most homeowners don't have the expertise to draft the right documents, much less prepare them for a building permit application. You will need to work with your contractors and trades teams just to get ready to get approval to get started on your project.

Many homeowners work through a general contractor who may be willing to handle the whole building permit process for you. But if you're flying solo or your contractor is unavailable for assistance, here is a rough estimate of the documents you will need according to the Cherokee County residential permits information:

  • Cherokee County Department of Environmental Health for septic
  • OR a copy of written approval from your city or service district to connect to the local water and sewer lines
  • Copy of zoning approval from the required town official or district
  • A set of building plans indicating the nature of the work
  • Drawn to scale
  • Each room labeled for its use (ex: bedroom, bathroom, etc)
  • Square footage indications for new construction or room changes
  • Name, address, and signature of the person responsible for the design
  • A Notice of Lien Agent
  • For projects over $30K
  • Your 911 address
  • permitting lingo for your official street address
  • If Near Water: a Floodplain or Watershed Ordinance approval letter
  • If Disturbing New Land, a letter of approval from the NCDENR

Determining Your Building Permit Fee

The permit fee for your project is determined by the square footage and which integral systems (plumbing and electrical) that you will be disturbing or building during your project. You will need to work with an expert to determine the actual fees due for your specific building purchase application. Costs range from about $45 to $2500 depending on what your plan entails.

Applying in Person Is the Only Way

Once your documents and payment are compiled, the only way to apply for a building permit in Cherokee county is to visit the permit office during working hours (8 AM-12:30 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM).

Getting Past Your Cherokee County Building Permit Application With DoNotPay

Maybe you're having trouble compiling all the right documents. Maybe you've already been rejected for a building permit once or twice. If so, don't worry. DoNotPay can help you tackle this complicated and potentially frustrating application with our construction expertise. Let us know what kind of project you're working on and we will help you determine if a permit is needed and then how to build an application portfolio of design documents.

DoNotPay can walk you through determining the right fees and submitting a complete building permit application.

How to Get Your Building Permit Without a Hassle in Cherokee County

With DoNotPay:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
    2. Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
    3. Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  3. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.

  4. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.
  5. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.
  6. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Cherokee County Building Permit

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose DoNotPay:

It’s FastYou don't have to spend hours trying to get a building permit.
It’s EasyYou don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in getting a permit.
It’s SuccessfulYou can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

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Beyond Building Permits

Once your building permit application is on track for approval, what else can we help you with? DoNotPay was designed to provide a wide range of helpful services to make life easier and help avoid unwanted costs. Here are just a few more ways we can help you tackle your home renovation and other aspects of your life:

Don't slog through the Cherokee County building permit application process on your own. A good building permit application takes professional care and the help of people who know how to put together the documents you'll need. DoNotPay is especially helpful for any homeowner not working through a general contractor to take care of this for you. Let us help, contact us today.

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