The North Carolina Building Code requires that you get a permit before you begin construction on most projects to ensure that buildings are well constructed and safe for their occupants. Learn more about the types of work that require permits and inspections.
Obtaining a Permit
The NC General Statutes require that most types of construction work be performed by a State licensed contractor authorized for that type of work. Learn who is authorized to obtain a permit and what exceptions exist under State law.
The intended design of the City's permitting system is to allow most projects to be approved under one permit. Learn about the different permit types to determine the one needed for your project.
The Permit Update process allows for changes to permitted projects. Those changes include, but are not limited to, trade contractor changes, scope of work changes, and plan revisions. Changes in the construction location or permit holder cannot be processed as a Permit Update.
Learn what steps are necessary to schedule an inspection.