Applications and Permits

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Welcome to Zoning.  Select a title to learn more about about it or click on the appropriate application/Permit.

Construction Permit Process Change

Click HEREto view the Construction Permit Process Change in PDF or read below. 
City of Gastonia Permitting Portal and Gaston County Citizen Self Service links are available through the PDF. 
 New ZP Process
We are happy to announce that we are live with a new permitting system, CityView, as of July 8th, 2020. CityView Portal gives residents and contractors 24/7 convenience when applying for permits, making payments, viewing review status of applications and scheduling inspections. It has many functionalities with the customer in mind. 
To access portal, click the CityView logo or click HERE.   
      For permits issued on or after July 8, 2020 click on the image below

“This site does support multiples browsers but it works best on Google Chrome” 

1. Complete the appropriate online supplemental form (supplemental forms are listed below after these instructions).  After you submit your form, you will receive a copy as a PDF by email.  The supplemental form is a requirement to complete; however, it is NOT the permit application.
2. Register on the City of Gastonia CityView Portal at
3. Apply on the City of Gastonia CityView portal for a Zoning Certificate of Compliance permit.  YOU will need to attach (upload) your supplemental form in this step.
      * Tips when applying for a Zoning Change of Use permit. *  
          a) Select Apply for a Permit under the heading Zoning and Other
          b) Choose the Application Type: Change of Use
          c) Complete all remaining questions and steps.  In step 7: Upload Files – Upload your appropriate supplemental form.


Topic  Supplementals: 
Design Review Committee (DRC)                                                  Design Review Application                                                                      
Change of Use Form
      Child Care Center, Located in a Residence (CLIR)  Form
      Child Care Center Form
      Family Child Care Center Form
      Family Care Home (Residential Group home) Form
      Group Home Form
Home Occupation Form
Site Plan Sketch (Single & Duplex) Site Plan Sketch
Temporary Sign Regulations Form
Transitional Housing Form
Zoning Verification Letter - Read first Form (Required submittal form for application)
Consolidated Fee Schedule  
Code of Ordinance Section 20 - TREES  
Gastonia Acceptable Tree Species List  
Technical Review Committee (TRC)
Zoning Violation ComplaintsRegister on the CityView portal.  Click on the CityView logo above to be redirected to the CityView portal.  On the portal, click on Submit a New Complaint and follow the instructions.   You will need to login or create an account. 
For more information, see the Quick Links section to the right.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


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