Residential Over-the-Counter (OTC)
The Residential Over-the-Counter process is primarily designed for work to existing one- and two-family dwellings that do not require plans for a permit. When a contractor has a multi-trade project that meet the established criteria, then one permit may be issued.
Residential construction projects not meeting the Over-the-Counter criteria will utilize the Residential Construction process.
- Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF) may be required if the structure is located in a local historic district or is a Guilford County Historic Landmark
Approvals or Permits Issued
- Issuance of a Residential Over-the-Counter Permit by the Development Services Center
- The permit lists all required inspections
- Completed Over-the Counter Permit Application (PDF). including all contractors conducting the work, submitted to the Development Services Center or online through Accela Citizen Access (ACA)
- Application Fee
- Detailed scope of work in the application
- Scope of work meets the required criteria (PDF).
- Payment of required permit fees.
- Application is authorized to obtain the permit.
- Upon meeting all permit requirements, the applicant is entitled to a Residential Over-the-Counter Permit.
- Permit fees are due at permit issuance
- See the Development Fee Schedule (PDF) for specific fees
- Payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Check or Money Order payable to the City of High Point
- Online (ACA) payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and E-check