The Morehead City Inspections Division is responsible for review of construction plans, issuance of building permits, inspections, and code compliance of all building construction (new, renovation, repairs, demolition, etc.) within Morehead City’s corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The Division also administers and enforces the Minimum Housing Standards, the Minimum Nonresidential Structure Standards, and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

From here, you can do the following:

View Real Time Permitting Updates
Complete and Submit an Application

View Permit Records- ZonePro SQL

Related Web Links:

Building Codes/Info
Carteret County Environmental Health Division
International Conference of Building Officials
National Fire Protection Association
NC Department of Insurance
NC Licensing Board for General Contractors
NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors


A departmental plan review service is available by appointment for review of proposed new businesses, commercial construction and development projects, and business expansions. The service provides a one-stop shop opportunity for business developers and owners to meet with representatives of city departments including Public Utilities, Public Works, Fire, Police, Planning, and Inspections. Contact (252) 726-6848 x125 to schedule an appointment.

If you feel you have been discriminated against due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familiar status you may file a complaint at