Required Inspections

 Code Enforcement Officials are to provide inspection services based upon the North Carolina Building Code. Plans and Specifications are to be used as a guide, but the written text shall prevail.

No person(s) may occupy any dwelling until a Certificate Of Occupancy has been issued. Obtaining the Certificate Of Occupancy requires that all aspects of the construction be inspected and approved. Schedule all inspections through the online portal here the day before by 5:00 PM for next day inspections. 

 Inspections Are Obtained in the Following Order


Temporary Power Pole

Pole shall be constructed to meet utility company standards and the latest editions of the National Electric Code.

Footing Inspection

Footing Inspections shall be made after the trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, all reinforcing steel and supports are in place and appropriately tied, all necessary forms are in place and braced and before any concrete is placed. 

Under Slab Inspection

Under Slab Inspections include all plumbing piping, electrical raceways, or ducts concealed by concrete.

Slab Inspection

Slab inspection shall be made after all prep work such as fill placement is tamped and complete, vapor barrier installed if required, and reinforcement along with anchors installed per code or building plan.

Foundation Inspection

Foundation and crawl space Inspections shall be made after all foundation supports are installed. This inspection is to check foundation supports, crawl space leveling,  ground clearances, and positive drainage where required. 

Sheathing Inspection

Wall sheathing inspection shall be made before house wrap or any other covering is installed in order to verify correct fasteners and spacing for panel attachment .

Rough-In Inspection

Rough-in Inspections shall be made when all building framing and parts of the electrical, plumbing, fire protection, fuel piping or heating-ventilation or cooling system that will be hidden from view in the finished building have been placed but before any wall, ceiling finish or building insulation is installed. 

Building Framing Inspection

Framing Inspections shall be made after the roof, excluding permanent roof covering, wall ceiling and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing and fire-stopping in place. The following items shall be in place and visible for inspection:

  • Pipes;
  • Chimneys and vents;
  • Flashing for roofs, chimneys;
  • Insulation baffles; and
  • All lintels that are  required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval.  Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.

Insulation Inspection

Insulation Inspection shall be made after an approved building framing and rough-in inspection and after the permanent roof covering is installed, with all insulation and vapor retarders in place, but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

Fire Protection Inspection

Fire protection inspections shall be made in all buildings where any material is used for fire protection purposes.  The permit holder or his agent shall notify the inspect department after all fire protection materials are in place,  Fire protection materials shall not be concealed until inspected and approved by the code enforcement official. 

Final Inspection

Final Inspection shall be made for each trade after completion of the work authorized under the technical codes. 

Other inspections available upon contractors request time permitting.