Building Inspections

COVID 19 Operating Details and Permit Submittal Instructions

The Orange County Building Inspections Department is committed to serving our Community.  In conjunction with the Orange County Social Distancing Measures, we are implementing the following safety protocols to protect our staff and you during this pandemic.  Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

COVID 19 Operating Details and Submittal Instructions

The Building Inspections Division enforces the mandated North Carolina State Building Code and conducts inspections to ensure code compliance during construction of: 

  • Buildings
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing systems

Inspections issues occupancy permits upon compliance with state building codes and local regulations and issues zoning and building permits. The Inspections Division

  • Inspects:
    • Day Care Centers
    • Family Care Homes
    • Foster Homes
    • Schools
  • Inspects abandoned structures and takes proper corrective action
  • Informs contractors of building code changes

Check the Status of Your Permit & / or Inspections

  • Visit our NEW online permit information search:  
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  • Ask an Inspector

Building Fees Information

Building Permit Application Information

Building Permit Application Forms

Useful Web Links:


More Information

For more information contact the Building Inspections Division of the Orange County Planning and Inspections Department at 919-245-2600 or 919-245-2601