Permitting and Inspections
The Planning and Development Department issues permits for new residential and commercial construction as well as remodels, additions, and other land development activities.
Projects for new residential construction are reviewed for zoning, stormwater, and building code compliance. Depending on the location of the project, permits may also be required to ensure compliance with other state and federal regulations, including the North Carolina Coastal Management Act (CAMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Planning staff can assist in the application process and providing information on the requirements applicable to specific projects.
APPLY FOR A (PAID) TRADE PERMIT AND CERTAIN TYPES OF BUILDING PERMITS ONLINE or search for active/closed out permits applied for since January 2019.*
*You will need to create an account to search for permits and you must have an assigned Contractor ID from the Planning Department to apply for a permit.
For Building Permits: Please contact our office to discuss your project prior to applying on-line.
For Trade Permits: if you are unsure if it is a stand alone (paid) permit or a free affidavit please contact our office.
|Name||Title||Area of Responsibility|
|Cory Tate||Chief Building Inspector/Floodplain Administrator||Building code plan review, floodplain plan review, scheduling and performing building code and flood-related inspections.
||Senior Building Inspector||
Building code plan review, floodplain plan review, scheduling and performing building code and flood related inspections.
|Kelly Wyatt||Deputy Planning Director||Commercial site plan review/commercial zoning inspections.|
|Margaux Kerr||Zoning Administrator||Residential zoning review/residential zoning inspections, CAMA Minor Permits, erosion and sedimentation control.|
|Lily Campos Nieberding||Permitting Coordinator||Permitting questions, permit routing, tracking and reporting.|
|Kate Jones||Engineering Technician||Residential Stormwater plan review and inspections. Residential Public Works permit review, driveway and culvert inspections including Turfstone.|
|David Ryan||Town Engineer||Engineering review for commercial projects.|
|Kim Thompson||Planning Office Assistant||Front desk, permit intake and issuance.|