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How do I apply for a building permit?

The Town of Elon requires a certificate of planning compliance application for most construction activities. The application form can be found here and requires a $60 processing fee. Please provide a plat or sketch of the property showing all proposed locations of site improvements with dimensions indicating compliance with setback requirements.

The Town of Elon contracts with Alamance County for building permit processing and inspections projects within Elon’s jurisdiction. You can download the building permit here.  All building permits must be completely filled out and submitted with a survey or accurate sketch drawing for review by the Planning Director. After the Town of Elon approves the building permit, the applicant or contractor will have to submit the permit and drawings to Alamance County Building Inspections located at 201 West Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253 for review and approval.  All fees for building permits are paid to Alamance County. For further information, please contact them at 336.570.4059 or visit their website.

Can I pay for permit fees online?

Yes. You can pay planning and permit fees using our online payment system, which can be accessed here.