Requiring Foundation Survey Approval Letters
Starting January 1, 2023, a foundation survey approval letter (a copy of the foundation survey itself is not required) will need to be uploaded to the framing inspection requested via the Customer Self-Service Portal. This will apply to the following:
- New single-family homes
- New accessory dwelling units or private residential quarters
- New commercial structures
- Additions to the primary foundation
This new process will apply to projects that apply for a building permit after January 1, 2023. If a project has already started and a building permit has been issued, you are not required to upload a foundation survey approval letter.
This will apply to all projects whether they are in city limits or not. If a project is within the County's zoning jurisdiction, you will be required to upload a foundation survey on CSS using the link below.
Link to Apply for Foundation Survey Approval: https://energovweb.gastongov.com/EnerGovProd/SelfService#/plan/apply/228/0/0
Requirements for Signatures on Final Plats
Starting January 1st, the County Review Officers will not sign off on final plats that do not have a wet signature for the surveyor. This process has come out of the training for Review Officers and the NC Secretary of state Land Records office. Gaston County is not an e-record county for plats, so signatures for the surveyor and the review officers cannot be digital. All other signatures do not have criteria.