FAQ Topic: Building Permits

Do I need a permit to install a fence in my yard?

You will need to submit a building permit and a zoning permit. Permit applications must include the following: a sketch or plot plan of the property with the location and dimensions of the proposed fence, and the distance to property lines measured a description of the height and material of the proposed fence Planning and … Continued

Do I need a permit to add a shed to my property?

Sheds and other accessory structures such as detached garages that exceed 144 square feet require a building permit and a zoning permit. Permit applications must include the following: A sketch or plot plan of the property with the location and dimensions of the proposed shed and the setback distances to all property lines measured A … Continued

How do I schedule an inspection?

To schedule an inspection or to pick up an application, call the office of the Building Inspector at (919) 563-9990. Inspections must be requested the day before between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The permit number will be required to schedule the inspection. The inspectors are usually available between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and … Continued

How do I get a building permit?

To apply for a building permit you must complete the application and submit it to the Inspections Department. When applying for a building permit you must provide a plot plan showing where on the property the structure will be located. In the event that city water and sewer will not be available, you must supply … Continued

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