Storage & Utility Buildings, Detached Garages, and Sheds

As of March 1, 2021, a Fill Permit FEE is REQUIRED for ALL New Builds of Single Family Dwellings, to include Stick Built, Modular, and Manufactured Homes. Fee of $50 is required for the aforementioned SFD types.

Accessory Permit types also require a Fill Permit, at a reduced rate, depending on type of permit, size of proposed building, and lot size whereupon structure is placed. For more information regarding this requirement, please call (252) 338-1919 x 232.

Below is the link to the Fill Permit form.  When filling out this form, please be as specific as you can, and fill form out in its entirety.  Include details regarding both septic fill and house pad fill (volume and dimensions of fill area), as well as any additional fill planned.

Fill Permit Application


Supplemental Documents Required for Permit:

  • Site Plan Drawing (Not same as plat map) - Can be hand drawn, does not have to be perfect
    • Show location of principal residence
    • Show location of proposed project
    • Show location of septic system and drain lines
    • *NEW* - Show location of ANY proposed fill which is above and beyond house pad & septic
  • Sketch of Dimensions and Building Plans
  • Elevation Certificate (if in a flood zone)
  • CAMA Permit (Waterfront property only)
    • Contact info for Coastal Area Management Agency:
      • Field Representative: Lynn Mathis
      • 401 S. Griffin Street, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909
      • Phone: (252) 264-3901, Fax: (252) 331-2951
  • Septic Permit (obtain from Camden County Health Department)
    • Contact info for Camden County Health Dept.:
      • Contact Person: Kevin Carver or David Sweeny
      • P. O. Box 72, 160 US Hwy 158 East #B, Camden, NC, 27921
      • Phone: (252) 338-4460, Fax: (252) 338-4475
  • All Taxes MUST be Paid on Property PRIOR to Application.
  • Appoint a Lien Agent - Property owner, or as typical with permit applications, the contractor on their behalf, must appoint a lien agent when they first contract for improvements to real property. A lien agent is a title insurer or agent also registered as a lien agent with the NC Department of Insurance. This is required with a few exceptions.
  • As of March 1, 2021, a Fill Permit FEE is REQUIRED for ALL New Builds of Single Family Dwellings, to include Stick Built, Modular, and Manufactured Homes. Fee of $50 is required for the aforementioned SFD types. Accessory Permit types also require a Fill Permit, at a reduced rate, depending on type of permit, size of proposed building, and lot size whereupon structure is placed. For more information regarding this requirement, please call (252) 338-1919 x 232.

    The link to the Fill Permit form is located both at the top of this page, and in the Fill Permit section of the Cognito Forms site for the permit application. When filling out this form, please be as specific as you can, and fill form out in its entirety.  Include details regarding both septic fill and house pad fill (volume and dimensions of fill area), as well as any additional fill planned.


Use this form for Storage & Utility Buildings, Detached Garages, and Sheds

This form is not for stick built houses, modular or mobile home dwellings.  For building permits for dwellings, click the 'Building Permits' link on the menu above and to the left, and select the appropriate project type.

FORM INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Type permit information into the text-box fields on the form, make selections from drop down boxes, also click any appropriate check-boxes.
  • Fill in what you know, anything you don't know - leave blank. Please note that items with a red asterisk (*) are required.
    • If a required item is not applicable, either select or type N/A or place a zero (0) in the field.
    • If a required item is unknown, enter 5 nines (99999) in the field if numeric field, or type "unknown".
  • Most permits require supplemental documents such as site plans, building plans, and so forth.
    • Supplemental documents required for this permit type are listed above.
    • Also Required: Affidavit of Signature (download blank file from link then fill out and snap picture or scan to pdf or jpg).
    • Scan your supplemental documents to pdf or take jpg picture of each page using a camera or smartphone.
    • Upload your supplemental documents in the section for each type of document. Multiple file uploads are supported for each type of document.
  • The "Affidavit of Signature" file is how you will sign your application. This form is required. You cannot submit your application without it. Link to blank affidavit is on application page.
  • Once you have filled out the form and uploaded the supplemental documents, click the submit button. Any missing items will be highlighted. If your submission is successful, you will see a screen thanking you for your submission.
  • We will notify you via email or phone when your permit is ready for pickup.

Saving Your Work to Continue Later:

Form data is not persistent. In order to save your work, you must click the "Save" button at the bottom of the form. We highly recommend reviewing the required supplemental documentation section before you begin filling out application, gathering all your data, then filling out the form and submitting it.

 
 
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