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Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Division

enforces the mandated NC State Building Code and conducts inspections during construction of buildings, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to ensure

code compliance. Inspections

issues occupancy permits upon compliance with state building

codes and local regulations and issues zoning and building permits.The Inspections Division inspects Foster Homes, Day Care Centers, Family Care Homes and Schools; inspects abandoned structures and takes proper

corrective action; and informs contractors of building codehanges.

To check on the status of your permit and/or inspections:

List of Most Commonly Rejected Items:

Brochure for converting from Private Septic to Public Sewer

Building Fees Information for the following:

Building Permit Application Information for the following:  

  • Commercial Permit Application Requirements
  • Recyclable Materials Permit Information (Residential / Commercial)
  • Residential Permit Application Information

Building Permit Application Forms for the following:

  • Commercial Permit Application
  • Demolition Permit Application
  • Electrical Permit Application (See NEW "Simple Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Permit Application")
  • Generator Permit Application (See NEW "Simple Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Permit Application")
  • Mechanical Permit Application (See NEW "Simple Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Permit Application")
  • Plumbing Permit Application (See NEW "Simple Electrical, Mechanical, & Plumbing Permit Application")
  • Recyclable Materials Permit
  • Residential Permit Application
  • Residential Manufactured Home (single and multiwides) Permit Application
  • Residential Pool Permit Application
  • Temporary Power Permit Application

Related Web Links:

For more information contact the Building Inspections Divsion of the Orange County Planning and Inspections Department - (919) 245-2600 or (919) 245-2601

 

 

News & Updates:

PSCN Class B Special Use Permit

NOTICE MEETING CONTINUED TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 AT 7:30PM

Chestnut Ridge Class B Special Use Permit

 

Class A Special Use Permit for a public utility solar array / Mt. Sinai & Cascade Dr.  - Click Here for more information

 

Central & Rural Orange County Future Bus Service Public Outreach -

Click here for more information

 

Proposed Efland Zoning Overlay Districts -

Click here for more information

Erosion Control Division Receives 2014 Local Erosion & Sedimentation Control Programs Award - Click Here

Agricultural Support Enterprises -

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(Please note:  The Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014 has been postponed until Monday, February 17, 2014 due to inclement weather forecast)

Floodplain Mapping Update – Changed in Floodplain Locations(s) for properties in Orange County

Stormwater Rules

New stormwater rules related to development in watersheds for Falls and Jordan Lake were implement JUNE 1, 2012. Please click here for Fact Sheet  and here for a flyer related to the new rules. For more information contact Erosion Control.

UDO now available!

The Unified Development Ordinance is now online and ready to use.