The City of Belmont utilizes an online portal for permit and plan review applications that allows applicants to track and manage their project throughout the permitting process. If you aren't sure which application is best for your specific needs, please contact the Planning Department. Once an application is received, applicants will be emailed an invoice outlining all permit and application fees, with a link to pay online if desired.
Zoning permits are required for all development activities within municipal limits to ensure compliance with the City's land development standards. Approved zoning permits are required before applying for building permits through Gaston County.
The City of Belmont reviews development plans for compliance with its zoning requirements, engineering and utility practices. The plan review process generally begins with a Sketch Plan Review, which allows the Planning Department to provide initial feedback early on in the design process and help to guide the applicant through the proper plan review process for their specific project.
Gaston County's Role in the Process
Gaston County conducts all building code reviews and does all building code inspections in Belmont. Gaston County Natural Resources reviews all Soil Erosion and Sedimentation plans as well as all Phase 2 Stormwater plans. Gaston County's Floodplain Administrator also reviews all floodplain permits.
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Many streets in Belmont and its extra-territorial jurisdiction are owned and maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). If you are developing property along a state road, you will need to contact them.
If you have any questions regarding the permitting or plan review process, please contact us using the information below.