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In North Carolina, you can’t live in a recreation vehicle as a permanent residence. Zoning rules will allow an RV to be placed/stored on private land in Burke County. However, zoning rules do not allow power service, or utilities to be connected to that camper or recreational vehicle. If an RV or camper is placed in an established or approved campground or recreational vehicle park it may then be connected to utility services.
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Yes, all storage sheds, regardless of size, or if constructed on a portable foundation, require a zoning permit before being placed on the property. Any shed larger than 12 feet (either in length, width, or height) will also require a permit from our building inspection office.
Residential zoning permits and commercial permits fees can be found here.
Yes, these prefabricated carport models do require a zoning permit and must meet the setbacks of the zoning ordinance. If the covered carport is larger than 20x20 (400 sq. Feet in size) then a building permit is also required.
Yes. Prior to Environmental Health conducting or issuing you a permit for the perc test or septic evaluation, a zoning permit will be required.
The zoning ordinance does not define a “barndominium”, but alternate designs for single-family homes are permitted in Burke County. Your zoning permit would note the construction as a “single-family dwelling” and you would need to meet and comply with the NC residential building code for all construction of the dwelling.
Yes, a plan for a tiny home that meets the requirements of the NC residential building code may be approved for sites in Burke County. As with all residential development, the process starts with a zoning permit and is followed up with a building permit.