BUILDING INSPECTIONS    
     

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Building Inspection Department is to provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Calabash and the construction communities by providing a safe, durably built environment through the enforcement of  the code and standards prepared by the state of North Carolina.
                            

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George Mabes

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer
882 Persimmon Rd.
Calabash, NC  28467
910-579-0500 ext. 2
ficalabash@atmc.net

  

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Lisa Smith

Permitting Technician
882 Persimmon Rd.
Calabash, NC  28467
910-579-0500 ext. 2
towncalabash@atmc.net




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Common Building Inspection Forms

Application for Sign Permit

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)
ZONING
DEMOLITION of STRUCTURES (including the removal of mobile homes)
SIGNS/BANNERS (all signs require a permit! some may not be subject to a fee)
LOT CLEARING/TREE REMOVAL
MECHANICAL CHANGE OUTS
DRIVEWAYS
DECKS & CARPORTS & DOCKS
SHEDS
FENCES
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 INSPECTIONS

Business Owners: In compliance with Section 106 of the NC Fire Code, all commercial businesses are
required to have a periodic inspection 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. 

HOURS
The Building Inspections Department is open Monday through Friday 8 am until 5 pm.
We ask that you please request inspections 24 hours in advance.