Zoning Permit - Residential

The Town of Cape Carteret will begin their review of your complete Zoning Permit Application upon receipt. As you maneuver through the online application, be sure to answer each question to move on to the next question. To ensure a timely turn around time for your project, please only submit a complete package as outlined in the Zoning Permit Requirements for your particular project. The Zoning Permit Requirements can be found on the Town website under Zoning Information. If your project is in a flood zone, please ensure that you have secured a CAMA permit which can be obtained through Carteret County, 252-222-5833. If you reside in one of the many subdivisions within Cape Carteret, check with your HOA/ARC regarding approval requirements for your particular project. Please submit your signed approved HOA/ARC documents along with your Zoning Permit Application package as part of this online application.

If you have questions you can reach out via email to Barbara Owens BOwens@capecarteret.org or call 252-393-8483.


Online Steps


Type of Zoning Permit

Please select the type of Zoning Permit from the dropdown list.

Applicant Information

Please complete the applicant information section.

HOA/ARC Letter of Approval

Upload your signed and approved HOA/ARC Letter of Approval. If not applicable, upload a blank file to continue with the application


Upload CAMA permit

Please upload your signed and dated CAMA permit for your project. If not applicable, upload a blank file to proceed with the application.


Upload Elevation Certificate

Upload your Elevation Certificate for your project. If not applicable, upload a blank file to proceed with the application.


Upload project plans, plot plan, survey and scale drawing.

Upload project plans, plot plan, survey and scale drawing of project. If you have no documents to upload, upload a blank file here to advance.

Zoning Permit Statement of Compliance

I, the applicant, am the property owner or entity authorized by the property owner to conduct the aforementioned activities at the project address listed above. I agree to comply with all applicable sections of the Town of Cape Carteret Code of Ordinances and to obtain all necessary Federal, State, and Local permits that may apply. Further, I hereby grant access to the property to the Town of Cape Carteret and its agents to enter onto the property to periodically conduct inspections and to monitor the status of the proposed work. I understand that a stop work order may be issued if I fail to comply with the conditions of my Zoning Permit or if I deviate from the plans that have been submitted and approved by the Town of Cape Carteret Zoning Department. Further, I understand that I must schedule a final inspection promptly upon the completion of work. Failure to schedule a final inspection may result in fines, penalties, or permit revocation. Final inspections can be requested by calling 252-393-8483 or emailing BOwens@capecarteret.org.
Select Agree on the dropdown menu.


Payment Options

You have the option to pay online through this application or by cash or check payable to the Town of Cape Carteret at the following address:

Town of Cape Carteret
102 Dolphin Street
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*if you wish to pay in person, stop here on this application without proceeding to the next step and submit payment in person or via mail.
*if you wish to pay online, select Pay Online and proceed to the next step. 

Payment for Zoning Permit - Residential

Payment for Zoning Permit. 
$100.00 for Residential Zoning Permits

Residential Zoning Permit


Residential Zoning Permit


Staff will review Zoning Permit Application for completeness.

Staff review of application package for completeness. Notify applicant of any missing documentation. 

Staff Issues Permit