The Office of Business and Community Development
houses the Inspections and Code Enforcement division, which is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code, local ordinances
pertaining to nuisances and cleanliness, and the City's Minimum Housing Code. These codes are in place to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and visitors.
The State Building Code
requires that permits be issued by the City prior to making building, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical improvements to structures. In order to apply for a permit, please contact Wendy Payne
or Nancy Spry
with our office. The typical time frame for issuance of a permit is less than 10 days, depending on the scope of work. The Code Enforcement Officer III, conducts plan review for issuance of building permits and can answer specific questions related to Building Code requirements.
Each time a new occupant moves into a home, an inspection is conducted to ensure that the unit is safe and meets the Minimum Housing Code
. This is triggered when the new occupant signs up for utility services. Code Enforcement Officer III Glenn Sheets and Code Enforcement Officer I Barry Allison enforce the Minimum Housing Code. For questions concerning minimum housing, please contact Glenn Sheets
, Code Enforcement Officer I, is the primary contact concerning the City’s nuisance and cleanliness ordinances
. Barry manages the program known as blight removal, which addresses overgrown lots, junk and debris, junk cars, unsecure and dilapidated structures, unsafe swimming pools, as well as many other nuisance conditions. Please contact Barry for questions or to report concerns related to nuisances.