Development Portal

The City of Belmont utilizes an online portal for permit  applications that allows applicants to track and manage their project throughout the permitting process. 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

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.


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.

Planning and Zoning Department
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