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All City Permits related to construction and property development are issued through the City’s One-Stop Shop run by our Development Services Division. 

The City Engineering Department is involved in the following permit reviews:

Backflow Prevention
Salisbury Rowan Utilities (SRU) requires backflow prevention on all water service connections to prevent possible contaminants from entering the public water supply. Residential water meters up to 2” in diameter include built-in backflow prevention. All commercial, irrigation and fire connections must have an appropriate backflow prevention device based on the degree of hazard for the connection.

DENR Delegated Permits for Water and Sewer line extensions
Any extension of a public water supply system or a public sewer collection system and certain private connections to such systems are regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).  In 2011, DENR delegated permitting authority for these extensions and connections to the City of Salisbury, allowing permits to be issued more quickly and with lower application fees. 

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Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG)
SRU requires all Food Service Establishments to install an approved device to prevent Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) from entering the City sanitary sewage collection system.  For newly constructed Food Service Establishments, all grease-laden drains must be plumbed through a Grease Interceptor, typically located underground, outside the building.  Existing buildings that are being retrofitted for food service may be allowed to install smaller grease traps, typically located under each protected sink.

Flood Plain Regulations
The City of Salisbury is a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Because Salisbury regulates all land disturbing activities within regulated flood plains (creeks having a one-square mile or larger drainage basin), property owners within the City’s jurisdiction qualify for federally subsidized flood insurance rates.

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The City of Salisbury is regulated under Phase II of NPDES, a federal mandate to protect storm water quality.  All development and redevelopment that cumulatively disturbs over one acre of land must treat its storm water runoff to remove 85% of total suspended solids in accordance with NCDENR’s Design manual.

Subdivision Regulations
Anyone may buy or sell an existing property without approval from the City of Salisbury.  However, if a property owner wants to divide an existing property into smaller pieces, the subdivision of land must comply with City standards.


 Contact Information

City Office Building
132 N Main Street (3rd floor)
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Mail Address:
PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

(704) 638 - 5200

Director of Engineering and
City Engineer

Wendy Brindle
(704) 638-5201