Building Permit Basics
A building permit is the basic administrative device required by the State of North Carolina that must be obtained prior to construction or alteration of any building, structure, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical system. In some cases, exemptions from requirements for building permits are applicable, and the Building Inspection Division should be contacted to determine if a project is exempt. (G.S. 160A-417)

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1. Building Permit Basics
2. Obtaining a Building Permit
3. Permit Timing
4. Contractor's Role
5. When a Permit is Required
6. Homeowners Performing Own Work
7. Selecting a Contractor
8. When Inspections are Required
9. Scheduling an Inspection
10. Permit Fees
11. North Carolina Building Codes