Fees will not be charged for permits, inspections, or certificates of occupancy for any commercial or residential projects involving construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal, or demolition of manufactured homes, buildings, dwellings or other structures damaged as a direct result of Hurricane Florence through December 31, 2018. Please contact our office if you have a question as to whether a permit is required for your project. We can be reached by phone at (252) 726-6848 x125 or mhcpi@moreheadcitync.org.

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.