Inspection Fees

The following fees are effective August 9, 2016. See also Planning Fees, which includes Plan Review Fees.

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.

  1. Commercial
  2. Residential

New Construction/Additions

ItemFee
Building/Insulation$65 plus $0.23 per square foot
Electrical, plumbing, mechanical (per trade)$65 plus $0.14 per square foot


Accessory Buildings, Porches, Decks & Garages

ItemFee
Building/Insulation$65 plus $0.20 per square foot
Electrical, plumbing, mechanical (per trade)$65 plus $0.12 per square foot


Repairs, Renovations & Miscellaneous

  • $65 per first $5,000 of value, plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value, plus $65 per trade

Modular Home/Structure

ItemFee
On-frame$300
Off-frame$3/$1,000 contract value plus $65 per trade


Other Permit Fees

ItemFee
Boat lift$65
Construction without permitDouble fees per North Carolina General Statutes 160A-414
Demolition$65 per structure plus bond (Section 4-16)
Dock, pier, or bulkhead$65
Electrical changeout/upgrade$65 per first $5,000 of value, plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value
Fences$65
Fire sprinkler system
$250 plus $1 per head
Gas installation$65
Gas pumps or storage tanks$65 each
Mechanical changeout/upgrade$65 per first $5,000 of value, plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value
Plumbing changeout/upgrade$65 per first $5,000 of value, plus $5 for each additional $1,000 of value
Signs$65 plus $1.50 per square foot
Temporary pole$65
Town projectNo charge


Other Inspection Fees

ItemFee
ABC inspection$65
Miscellaneous inspection$65
New business inspection (change of occupancy/relocation)$65


Re-inspection Fee

ItemFee
1st re-inspectionNo charge
2nd re-inspection$65
3rd re-inspection$130
4th re-inspection$195


Minimum Permit Fee

ItemFee
Minimum permit fee$65