Permit Timing

Upon receipt of a permit application and / or plans, the plan review staff will review the information for technical content and completeness. After determining that all necessary information has been supplied, approval for the issuance of the permit will be authorized and the applicant will be notified that the permit is ready to be purchased and picked up.

The review process may take only a few minutes to review the application for a single trade mechanical or electrical permit, and as long as 1-10 working days for review of building construction plans for decks, porches, additions, new homes, and commercial construction depending on work load. Occasionally permits may take longer depending on the number of plans in review.

In every case the review time will be as short as possible.

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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