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The Inspections Department is responsible for enforcing the uniform building codes established by the State of North Carolina, the North Carolina Rehabilitation Code, as well as local ordinances within the City of Raleigh and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
This department consists of 153 personnel. Organizationally, the department functions through five (5) divisions. Each division is responsible for an area of expertise
namely: Administration, Construction, Housing/Environmental, Permits, and Zoning.
The Administration Division includes the Director and administrative support staff. The Permits Division is responsible for reviewing construction plans for code compliance and issuing permits. The Housing/Environmental
Division enforces the City’s minimum housing and public nuisance codes. The Construction Division is responsible for assuring that all residential and commercial construction meets the applicable Building Code requirements and the Zoning Division enforces the City’s land use and sign regulations.
The Inspections Department’s responsibilities include enforcement of uniform building construction codes, zoning and minimum housing standards. The department provides a code enforcement program within the
framework of applicable policies, procedures, instructions and state and local laws to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens within the jurisdictional area of the City of Raleigh.
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To apply and search for permits, schedule inspections, and do general research, please consider using our online application:
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How are we doing? By completing this Request Form let us know your concerns, suggestions, complaints, or compliments. *Do not schedule inspections on request form.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. (excluding all scheduled holidays). The Permits Division provides limited service during the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays to allow for staff training.
Location: Main Office: One Exchange Plaza, Suite 404 & 504, NC 27601; Litchford Satellite Office: 8320 Litchford Road Raleigh, NC 27615 -Visit Mapquest for directions
Mailing Address: POB 590, Raleigh, NC 27602
Telephone Numbers: Main Line number for the Inspections Department: (919) 516-2495. Litchford Satellite Center: (919) 713-4200. Click "Employee Contact List " for specific staff telephone numbers.
To ensure the public's health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of adopted codes, to promote the economic health of the City of Raleigh by enhancing business development and retention, assuring adequate
housing and clean neighborhoods, and to provide exemplary service to our customers that exceeds their expectations for efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability. Our Values:
The commitment of its professional staff is to the enhancement and preservation of our natural and environmental resources while overseeing the erection and maintenance of safe buildings and dwellings in which to live and work.
? Be responsive to the public
? Review plans and issue permits in a timely manner
? Perform inspections on the date requested
? Reduce the number of minimum housing and public nuisance cases
? Enforce the City’s zoning ordinances
? Improve efficiency
? Adopt up to date technology as it becomes available
For More Information Contact:
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 404
Raleigh, NC 27601
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