Planning and Inspections | Inspection Fees

Commercial (Effective August 9, 2016)

New Construction/Additions*

Building/Insulation | $65.00 plus $.23 per sq. ft.
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (per trade) | $65.00 plus $.14 per sq. ft.

Accessory Buildings, Porches, Decks, Garages

Building/Insulation | $65.00 plus $.20 per sq. ft.
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (per trade) | $65.00 plus $.12 per sq. ft.

Repairs/Renovations and Miscellaneous

$65.00 per first $5,000 of value, plus
$5.00 each additional $1,000, plus
$65.00 per trade

Modular Home/Structure

On-Frame | $300.00
Off-Frame | $3/$1,000 Contract Value plus $65 per trade

Other Permit Fees

Electrical Changeout/Upgrade | $65.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Mechanical Changeout/Upgrade | $65.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Plumbing Changeout/Upgrade | $65.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Temporary Pole | $65.00
Gas Installation | $65.00
Fire Sprinkler System | $250 plus $1/head
Demolition | $65/structure plus bond (Sec 4-16)
Signs | $65 plus $1.50/square foot
Fences | $65.00
Dock/Pier/Bulkhead | $65.00
Boat Lift | $65.00
Gas Pumps/Storage Tanks | $65.00 each
Town Project | No Charge
Construction without Permit | Double Fees per NCGS 160A-414

Other Inspection Fees

ABC Inspection | $65.00
New Business Inspection (Change of occupancy/relocation) | $65.00
Miscellaneous Inspection | $65.00

Re-inspection Fee

1st Re-inspection | No Charge
2nd Re-inspection | $65.00
3rd Re-inspection | $130.00
4th Re-inspection | $195.00

Minimum Permit Fee

Minimum Permit Fee | $65.00

Residential (Effective August 9, 2016)

New Construction/Additions

Building/Insulation | $50.00 plus $.20 per sq. ft.
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (per trade) | $50.00 plus $.12 per sq. ft.

Accessory Buildings, Porches, Decks, Garages

Building/Insulation | $50.00 plus $.14 per sq. ft.
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (per trade) | $50.00 plus $.09 per sq. ft.

Repairs/Renovations and Miscellaneous

$50.00 per first $5,000 of value, plus
$5.00 each additional $1,000, plus
$50.00 per trade

Modular Home/Structure

On-Frame | $300.00
Off-Frame | $3/$1,000 Contract Value plus $65 per trade

Manufactured/Mobile Home

Single-Wide | $125.00
Double-Wide | $200.00
Triple-Wide | $350.00

Other Permit Fees

Electrical Changeout/Upgrade | $50.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Mechanical Changeout/Upgrade | $50.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Plumbing Changeout/Upgrade | $50.00/1st $5,000 of value plus $5 each additional $1,000
Temporary Pole | $50.00
Gas Installation | $50.00
Fire Sprinkler System | $250 plus $1/head
Demolition | $50/structure plus bond (Sec 4-16)
Signs | $50 plus $1.50/square foot
Fences | $50.00
Dock/Pier/Bulkhead | $50.00
Boat Lift | $50.00
Town Project | No Charge
Construction without Permit | Double Fees per NCGS 160A-414

Other Inspection Fees

Minimum Housing Inspection | No Charge for Initial Inspection
Miscellaneous Inspection | $50.00
Homeowner Recovery Fee | $10.00

Re-inspection Fee

1st Re-inspection | No Charge
2nd Re-inspection | $50.00
3rd Re-inspection | $100.00
4th Re-inspection | $150.00

Minimum Permit Fee

Minimum Permit Fee | $50.00

See also Planning Fees which includes Plan Review Fees.

Note: If a permit based on value appears to be understated, the Building Inspector may require written documentation to justify cost or use the most recent Building Valuation Data available.