Sign In
Skip to main content

City - County Inspections Department

The City-County Inspections Department administers and enforces the North Carolina State Building Code and the zoning ordinances for both the City and County of Durham. The department ensures the health, safety and welfare of the public and strives to support the City’s Strategic Plan goals of a safe and secure community and thriving, livable neighborhoods.
City-County Inspections responsibilities include:
    Reviewing applications for Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire and Sign Permits
    Reviewing plans
    Reviewing permits for construction activity
    Conducting inspections of building projects in progress
    Issuing Certificates of Compliance
    Providing information on requirements for manufactured homes, family care homes, day care facilities, floodplain management and impact fees.
The administrative office is on the ground floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. For information or directions, call City-County Inspections at (919) 560-4144 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Latest News and Information
The LDO system allows contractors to schedule inspections, review results of inspections, check on status of permits, check on the plans review status of building permits and Certificates of Compliance and apply for mechanical, plumbing, and electrical permits on-line.