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
  • 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
  • Reviewing applications for Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire and Sign Permits
  • Reviewing permits for construction activity
  • Reviewing plans
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Land Development Office (LDO)
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 online: