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IDT Quick Facts - Residential Permitting

New house, new modular, new manufactured home, accessory building, addition, alteration, and swimming pool

Submittal Checklists (Typical)

New house (stick built, modular home, or manufactured home on a privately owned lot)

  • Architecture or Engineer scaled site plan or survey, showing the property lines, all structures on the site, and the footprint of the proposed structure including decks, porches, garages; with dimensions and setbacks marked (ex: Arch: 1/8” = 1’, Eng: 1” = 30’)
  • Scaled construction plans - full set
  • Need heated square footage and total square footage (house with porches, garages, etc)
  • Lien Agent (www.liensnc.com)
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Single-Family Dwelling Erosion Control Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

New manufactured home (located on a privately owned lot)

  • Architecture or Engineer scaled site plan or survey, showing the property lines, all structures on the site, and the footprint of the proposed structure including decks, porches, garages; with dimensions and setbacks marked (ex: Arch: 1/8” = 1’, Eng: 1” = 30’)
  • Lien Agent (www.liensnc.com), if the cost exceeds $30,000, excluding cost of home
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

New manufactured home (located in a Mobile Home Park)

  • Lien Agent (www.liensnc.com), if the cost exceeds $30,000, excluding cost of home
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

Accessory building (ex: storage building, carports, gazebos, freestanding decks)

  • Architecture or Engineer scaled site plan or survey, showing the property lines, all structures on the site, and the footprint of the proposed structure with dimensions and setbacks marked (ex: Arch: 1/8” = 1’, Eng: 1” = 30’)
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Accessory Structure (completed by property owner)
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

Swimming pool (in ground or above ground)

  • Architecture or Engineer scaled site plan or survey, showing the property lines, all structures on the site, and the footprint of the proposed swimming pool with dimensions and setbacks marked (ex: Arch: 1/8” = 1’, Eng: 1” = 30’); show any proposed pool decking (concrete or lumber deck)
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

Addition to home (ex: room or deck)

  • Architecture or Engineer scaled site plan or survey, showing the property lines, all structures on the site, and the footprint of the proposed addition with dimensions and setbacks marked (ex: Arch: 1/8” = 1’, Eng: 1” = 30’) 
  • Need the square footage of area being added
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

Alteration to home (ex: remodel of kitchen or existing interior space)

  • Need the square footage of area being remodeled
  • Completed Worker’s Compensation Coverage Affidavit
  • Approval from Forsyth County Health Department if the lot is served by a septic tank (336-703-3225)

Liens

Liens are required when the property is not currently occupied by the owner and the project is $30,000 or greater.

Worker’s Compensation Forms

The person being listed as the contractor on the permit is who needs to complete the form.

Property owner as contractor

  • Firm name will be left blank
  • By - the property owner’s name printed
  • Signature - the property owner’s name signed
  • Title - property owner
  • Date - date that the property owner filled out the form

Contractor on permit

  • Firm name - business name
  • By - name of person filling out the form
  • Signature - signature of the person filling out the form
  • Title - position held by the person filling out the form
  • Date - date that the form is filled out 

All required entries are in bold. If you are unsure of what to type in a box or the information is not available, enter the number zero or type N/A.

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