frequently asked questions

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Category: General

Does the City of Shelby issue business and privilege licenses?  
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How do I report a Nuisance for abandoned or junk vehicles, overgrown lots, and dilapidated buildings?  
Contact the City's Code Enforcement Officer located at 315 S Lafayette Street.  ...read more...
How do I report potholes?  
Call our Administration Office at 704-484-6846.  ...read more...
What are the Annual Holiday Garbage and Limb/Leaf Collection Schedules?  
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How can I address City Council on an issue or matter of concern?  
City Council established a policy for citizens to appear before the board at their second regular meeting each month.  ...read more...
How can I find or research a City ordinance (law)?  
Navigate to Business Services and go to Municipal Codes of Ordinance via the City's codifier, Municipal Code Corporation, allowing access for viewing and researching.  ...read more...
I would like to serve on one of the City's advisory boards. How do I apply?  
The City of Shelby has nine Boards and Commissions.  ...read more...
I would like to hold an event (parade, fundraiser, festival, etc.). What should I do?  
The event planner, sponsor, or responsible party should obtain and complete the City of Shelby's Special Event Permit Application and return it, along with the $20 processing fee, to the City Clerk's office at least (30) days prior to the scheduled event.  ...read more...
How do I report abandoned or junk vehicles?  
Contact the City's Code Enforcement Official at located at 315 S Lafayette Street.  ...read more...
How do I report overgrown lots or accumulation of solid waste?  
Contact the City's Code Enforcement Official located at 315 S Lafayette Street.   ...read more...
How do I report dilapidated buildings?  
Contact the City's Code Enforcement Official located at 315 S Lafayette or call 704-484-6829.  ...read more...
How do I find out what the zoning is for my property?  
Contact Judy Webb, Zoning Enforcement Officer at 704-484-6829 or judy.webb@cityofshelby.com to find out your zoning district.  ...read more...
How do I apply for a rezoning request?  
Contact Judy Webb, Zoning Enforcement Officer at 704-484-6829 or judy.webb@cityofshelby.com to find out your zoning district.  ...read more...
What is the fee for a zoning permit?  
Zoning permit Use by Right fee is $60.00 and must be attached to the completed zoning permit application to be reviewed by Judy Webb, Zoning Enforcement Officer, judy.webb@cityofshelby.com.  ...read more...
When do the Planning & Zoning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment meet?  
Planning & Zoning Board meets at 12:15 PM on the third Thursday of each month when they have a case to hear.  ...read more...
How long does it take to get site permit approval?  
Site permitting is approved within one month, but many times it takes as little as two weeks.  ...read more...
How long does it take to get a rezoning or conditional use permit?  
You should allow six to eight weeks for rezonings or conditional use permit approvals.  ...read more...
Does the City pick up Christmas Trees?  
Yes, only real or live trees.  ...read more...

 

 
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