Building Inspections Department

The mission of the Building Inspections Department is to provide and enforce minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, property, and environment, and for the safety and welfare of the consumer, general public, and the owners and occupants of residential and commercial buildings by providing residents and contractors with inspections consistent with the North Carolina Building Codes.

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Inspectors are available to meet with individuals to answer specific questions; appointments are recommended. The Town has a Chief Building Inspector, three full-time building inspectors, a CAMA LPO and an administrative assistant to assist you with questions. 

Staff is dedicated to educating property owners and contractors on the permitting process, as well as providing information on regulations and codes that relate to a proposed project. 

The Building Inspections Department office hours of operation are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. On-site inspections begin at 7:00 am

For all questions concerning the following, contact Carey White at

  • Building Plan Review
  • Building Code Related Questions
  • Construction & Installation
  • Permitting
  • Field Inspections
  • Flood Plain & FEMA Requirements
  • CAMA
  • Elevation Certificates
  • Minimum Housing & Unsafe Buildings