The Building Plan Review & Inspections Division is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens within the jurisdictional area of the City of Fayetteville.
The Administrative Section of the Division includes the Building Official and Plan Review, which includes plan intake and plan review appropriateness, and permit review in preparation for permit issuance.
The Building Inspection Section of the Division includes the Building and Trade Inspectors. Inspectors strive to meet every requested inspection time. Unfortunately, there are times when this is not possible due to our limited resources. However, should you have an idea on how we might improve our services, we will gladly consider it. If the idea is feasible, then we will likely implement the idea. Otherwise, staff will let the customer know why the idea could not be implemented.
To ensure the public's health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of the North Carolina and City of Fayetteville adopted codes, to promote the economic health of the City of Fayetteville 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.
The commitment of the Division's professional staff 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 in a timely, predictable, and consistent manner
- Perform inspections within 48 hours of the request
- Reduce the number of call backs by providing clear and accurate information
- Improve efficiency
- Adopt up-to-date technology as it becomes available
Permit Inspection Work
Work must be inspected during each phase of construction before work is concealed and/or continued by the permit holder or their agent. The inspection request is called into Dispatch at 910-433-1768
Types of Inspections
Certificate of Occupancy
No new building or part thereof shall be occupied, and no addition or enlargement of any existing building shall be occupied, and no change of occupancy shall be made in any existing building or part thereof, until the City of Fayetteville Development Services Department has issued a Certificate of Occupancy. The Inspection Division shall issue a Certificate of Occupancy when, after examination and inspection, it is found that the building in all respects conforms to the provisions of the North Carolina State Building Code and other City codes.
- Resolving an Expired Permit