HOURS The Building Inspections Department is opened Monday--Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday afternoons by appointment. We ask that you please request inspections 24 hours in advance. Building and all other trade inspections are performed on every day except Sunday.
PLEASE CALL 579-0500 TO SCHEDULE INSPECTIONS
North Carolina Law requires permits to be obtained for the following:
GS 160A-417 Permits: No person shall commence or proceed without first securing from the inspection department with jurisdiction over the site of the work any and all permits required by the State Building Code and any other State or local laws applicable to the work. A permit shall be in writing and shall contain a provision that the work done shall comply with the State Building Code and all other applicable State and local laws. (A) The construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal, or demolition of any building or structure, (B) The installation, extension, or general repair of any plumbing system, (C) The installation, extension, alteration, or general repair of any heating or cooling equipment system, or (D) The installation, extension, alteration, or general repair of any electrical wiring, devices, appliances, or equipment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
BUILDING (residential & commercial; new construction, remodeling, additions, and some repairs)
DEMOLITION of STRUCTURES (including the removal of mobile homes)
SIGNS/BANNERS (all signs require a permit! some may not be subject to a fee)
MECHANICAL CHANGE OUTS
DECKS & CARPORTS & DOCKS
CERTAIN ROOF REPAIRS
CERTAIN ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING REPAIRS OR UPGRADES
When in doubt as to whether or not you need a permit call first before starting any work. Work started (or even completed) before obtaining the proper permits are subject to violation fees.
Permitting is required for your protection and for the protection of the public at large.
Fire Inspection Schedule
Business Owners: In compliance with Section 106 of the NC Fire Code, all commercial businesses are required to have a periodic inspection in the time frame specified for the purpose of identifying activities and conditions in buildings, structures, and premises that pose dangers of fire explosion, or related hazards in order to preserve and to protect public health and safety. This schedule is produced for your convience in knowing the month and year of your next scheduled inspection. schedule