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The following is a general outline and guide to obtaining permits needed to build and occupy a single-family residence.

Building Permit

Permits are issued only to N.C. State Licensed General Contractors or home owners (if doing their own work).

Fees:

Fees are based on a combination of heated space, unheated space, and uncovered space. - Fee Schedule

Information Needed:

  • Home owner's name, address, telephone number
  • Location of the property (e.g., Subdivision, Lot, Block, and Section)
  • Site Plan
  • Property address [obtain information at our GIS Department]
  • Good directions to the property
  • Tax Parcel Number [can be found on deed or tax bill]
  • Contractor's name, address, phone number, and N.C. State License Number
  • Proof of Workman's Compensation Insurance (contractors only)
  • Property Development Permit (Zoning)
  • CAMA permit [if applicable]
  • FEMA certificates (Flood Certification, Elevation Certificate) [if applicable]
  • Environmental Health (septic) Permit
  • 2 copies of building plans
Electrical Permit

Electrical permits are issued only to N.C. State Licensed Contractors or home owners (doing their own work), if they do not intend to sell or rent the house.

Permit Fees:

Temporary service - Fee Schedule
Rough-in - Fee Schedule
Final - Fee Schedule




Information Needed:

  • Building Permit Number
  • Amperage load
Plumbing Permit

Plumbing permits are issued only to N.C. State Licensed Plumbing Contractors or home owners (if doing their own work).

Permit Fees:

Base fee - Fee Schedule
Tap fee - Fee Schedule
Per trap/fixture fee - Fee Schedule
Per hotwater heater - Fee Schedule





Information Needed:

  • Building Permit Number
  • Number of traps/fixtures
Mechanical Permit

Mechanical permits are issued only to N.C. State Licensed Contractors and home owners (if doing their own work).

Fees:

- Fee Schedule per inspection

Information Needed:

  • Building Permit Number
  • Tons or BTUs of unit(s) being installed
  • Replacements (Tax Parcel Number, physical address, name of owner, mailing address, and phone number)
Gas Piping Permit (if applicable)

Gas piping permits are issued to N.C. State Licensed Contractors. Building owners may obtain the gas piping permit if they are doing the work and the intent is to occupy the structure rather than rent, lease, sell, or give away the building.

Permit Fees:

- Fee Schedule per inspection




Information Needed:

  • Building Permit Number
  • Number of fixtures
Completion

In order to obtain final electrical power of a Certificate Of Compliance/ Occupancy on a completed residence, you must have:

  • Certificate Of Completion for building;
  • Certificate Of Completion for plumbing;
  • Certificate Of Completion for electric;
  • Certificate Of Completion for mechanical;
  • Certificate Of Completion for gas piping [if applicable];
  • Certificate Of Completion for wastewater system.