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New Residences & Adding to Existing Residences
The Town of China Grove adopted the Unified Development Ordinance in 2005. No building, land or portion thereof, shall be erected, used, moved or altered except in conformity with the Town's Unified Development Ordinance.

To obtain a zoning permit to make any changes or construction on a residential property, please complete the appropriate Application and submit it along with a site plan to the Zoning Administrator.

Once the permit is approved, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to acquire the appropriate permits from Rowan County Building Inspections Department.

Setback Requirements
Setback requirements may be found in Chapter 3 of the UDO.

Building Design Requirements
Building design requirements may be found in Chapter 5 of the UDO.

Special accessory Building Requirements
Special requirements for accessory buildings can be found in Chapter 4 of the UDO.


Fences and walls are allowed to be built along property lines. In general, fences may not exceed six (6) feet in height along the rear and side property lines and must have supporting posts out. Fences in the front yard can not be taller than four (4) feet and must be at least fifty percent (50%) open.

Town of China Grove • 333 N. Main Street • China Grove, NC 28023 • Ph: 704.857.2466 • Fx: 704.855.1855
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