Inquiries regarding the building code or a building inspection may be directed to Jerry Cooper, Code Enforcement Officer at 252.399.2221.
To check the status of your plan review, you may call the Inspection Department at 252.399.2219 or 252.399.2220.
To change the occupancy of a commercial building, please contact the Inspections Desk at 252.399.2219 or 252.399.2220 to speak with an available inspector. The building may have to be brought up to code depending on the new use of the building.
Certificates of Occupancy will be issued for completed sites by the Inspection Division after all other applicable departments have signed off on their approval.
Permit Application & Plan Review Fee
A permit application and a plan review fee must be submitted prior to review of all commercial or residential construction plans.
Building Permit Expirations
Note that all job sites must obtain first inspection within six months of permit issuance and at least one inspection per year to keep the permit valid.
Both Residential and Commercial Construction plans will be assigned and reviewed in the order in which they are received by the Inspections Desk. If a contractor has several plans for review, upon submittal please specify to the Inspections staff if there is an order of priority for your plans. We will make every attempt to accommodate your request, but cannot adjust the priority of one set of plans over plans currently under review for other contractors.
All Residential Construction plans submitted shall be assigned to one of the four (4) Trade Inspectors for review. We will strive to have residential plans reviewed within 1 to 3 working days upon receipt. Please contact the Inspections Desk at 252.399.2219 or 252.399.2220 for information about the assignment of any specific set of plans.
All Commercial Construction plans submitted will undergo an individual trade review process, with each trade (building, plumbing, electric, mechanical and fire) being reviewed by an individual inspector. The review period is from 5 to 10 working days upon receipt. Please contact the Inspections Desk at 252.399.2219 or 252.399.2220 for the status of your construction plan review.