Frequently Asked Questions
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At the present time, scheduled inspections can be cancelled or re-scheduled only by telephoning the Building Inspections Department at 910-253-2021.
Beginning on October 15, 2018 all inspection cancellations must be requested no later than 4 p.m. the previous business day before an inspection is to be performed. Inspections not canceled in accordance with this policy will be inspected and charged a $75 reinspection fee.
Inspections should be scheduled one day in advance. Inspections can be scheduled via our online form.
PLEASE NOTE: If you schedule an inspection and the project is not ready for inspection, you may be charged a reinspection fee.
If you’re going to represent yourself as the General Contractor (GC) on your project and you are not licensed you need to be aware that you are accepting all the responsibility for your project and will be responsible for knowing and following the building codes for the State of North Carolina just as if you were a licensed GC. We advise anyone who is going to act as their own unlicensed General Contractor to do their research before beginning their project. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors is a good place to start.
North Carolina Building Codes
As of July 1, 2019
- 2009 ADA
- 2018 Administrative, Building, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fire, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Residential
- 2019 Mobile Home Codes
- 2017 NEC