If you have an electronic burglar alarm system installed within the city limits of Charlotte or the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, it must be registered.
Animal and pet licenses
All dogs, cats and ferrets four months and older residing in Charlotte, Mint Hill, Pineville and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County must be licensed annually.
Application for special events, parades & festivals
Outdoor events require a permit from the Charlotte Department of Transportation for use of public property and/or closure of all or portions of one or more public streets.
Attic, garage and yard sale permits
A license is required inside the City Limits of Charlotte when having a garage sale or attic sale (commonly known as yard sale).
Beer and wine permits
If an Alcohol Permit is needed for a private event such as a wedding reception, please call the Alcohol Beverage Commission in Raleigh, NC at 919-779-0700 or visit this link.
Block party request
Citizens may petition for a temporary street/block closing for community functions such as block parties or neighborhood festivals.
The Privilege License Tax has been repealed in North Carolina, effective July 1, 2015. As a result, no privilege license renewal applications will be mailed.
Fence or wall construction certificates
A certificate of authorization must be obtained from the Charlotte Department of Transportation prior to building a fence or wall.
You MUST come in to the Sheriff’s Office within five (5) business days after you have completed the online portion of the application.
Your application process will not begin until this final step has been completed.
Right of way use permit
Contractors and service providers wanting to temporarily occupy a traffic lane, planting strip or sidewalk within the public right of way (ROW) must obtain a Right of Way Use Permit from CDOT.