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Limited Conditional Power (LCP)

Mecklenburg County has implemented a new tool called Limited Conditional Power (LCP). This  component will be used primarily, but not exclusively, to maintain environmental conditions on buildings where a CO or TCO has not been issued, i.e. a building not approved for occupancy. LCP may only be used for temporary or construction power with prior departmental approval. The customer will be required to submit a  conditional utility request during the permit application/plan review process for approval.

The electrical permit must be finaled before the utility company of record will be notified. If the permit is part of a "still active" project, the owner or his representative will be required to submit an  application for the power connect, including the following: a) acknowledging responsibility for any outstanding holds; b) acknowledging that Limited Conditional Power does NOT grant occupancy, and it shall be terminated if there is an illegal occupancy, misuse or a hazardous condition; c) acknowledging that a placard will be posted conspicuously on site with a note "not to remove" stating the conditions of the Limited Conditional Power.

The fee charged for an LCP shall be one of three amounts depending on the number of square feet of the project associated with the Limited Conditional Power (LCP). The fee schedule for LCP is as follows:

  • Less than 3,000 sq. ft. = $100
  • From 3,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. = $115
  • Greater than 10,000 sq. ft. = $165

These fees will be charged to the General (Building) Contractor on the related Building Permit when the LCP connect is requested by Documents Staff, upon receiving an application signed by the owner, or owner's representative (with written authorization.).


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