Building Departments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

There are 6 Building Departments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, serving a population of 1,034,290 people in an area of 524 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 172,381 people, and 1 Building Department per 87 square miles.

In North Carolina, Mecklenburg County is ranked 75th of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 9th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Mecklenburg County Building Departments

Find Mecklenburg County, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Charlotte Permits 700 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Planning Department 600 East 4th Street Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Zoning 700 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC

Cornelius Town Planning Department 21445 West Catawba Avenue Cornelius, NC

Davidson Zoning 216 South Main Street Davidson, NC

Huntersville Town Planning Department 101 Huntersville-Concord Road Huntersville, NC

About the Mecklenburg County Building Department

Building Departments in Mecklenburg County, NC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Mecklenburg County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Mecklenburg County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Mecklenburg County, NC zoning laws and requirements

Mecklenburg County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Mecklenburg County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Mecklenburg County Residential Housing Units
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units427,2924,521,697
Occupied Housing Units395,503 (92.6%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Mecklenburg County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes239,774 (60.6%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes28,844 (7.3%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments4,863 (1.2%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments11,610 (2.9%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments27,070 (6.8%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments77,319 (19.5%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,023 (1.5%)486,053 (12.5%)
Mecklenburg County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later6,132 (1.6%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 201316,624 (4.2%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 2009101,506 (25.7%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 1999149,106 (37.7%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197979,602 (20.1%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 195932,038 (8.1%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier10,495 (2.7%)190,896 (4.9%)
Mecklenburg County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room5,085 (1.3%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms46,462 (11.7%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms134,376 (34.0%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms110,961 (28.1%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms98,619 (24.9%)806,806 (20.8%)
Mecklenburg County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom5,410 (1.4%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom42,608 (10.8%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms244,284 (61.8%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms103,201 (26.1%)762,915 (19.7%)
Mecklenburg County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Mecklenburg CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities394,864 (99.8%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities393,682 (99.5%)3,852,011 (99.4%)