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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement is the front line of helping to keep our city safe, clean & beautiful.  It was designed to protect the health and safety of residents.  Code Enforcement also helps to attract new development - both residential and commercial, and helps maintain property values as well as helping maintain a positive community image.  Code Officers can help find and provide, or connect, residents in need of assistance with individuals and agencies to provide needed resources.  Code Enforcement also works closely with other agencies such as the Fire Department, Police Department, Animal Control and Public Works.  Our goal is to educate on the reasons and need for codes and ordinances, and assist with obtaining voluntary compliance. Not to force and fine!

If you have any questions, or need clarification or guidance on these or any issues regarding the Code of Ordinances or the Unified Development Ordinances, please feel free to contact Code Enforcement at 910-294-0996 option 3.

If you have a concern, complaint or suggestion, kindly use the portal below and log it into our system.  Thank you!

Report a Concern



Planning & Inspections Departments

Updated March 8, 2021 ~ Lobby is now open to the public.

Staff is available regular business hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM ~ Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

If you are not feeling well please call the appropriate department so we may help you by telephone.

We encourage you to call or email for assistance if possible:

Call ahead or email City Departments to see if a team member can assist you over the phone or through our online services.

There is a drop box outside the Planning and Inspections department entrance to leave documents that cannot be sent electronically.


All payments can be made online. A link to pay will be sent to the email address provided on the application.

Check payments may be left in the drop box. Checks should be made payable to: City of BSL, do not leave cash in the box outside.

Permit Applications:

Application forms are available at: 

~ If you are unable to apply for a permit online please call the appropriate department to assist you.

Inspection Requests:

Inspection requests should be made online at :

Main number 910-294-0996

Option 1         Planning & Zoning

Option 2         Permits & inspections

Option 3         Code Enforcement

Building Inspector                                    

Ruth Bek                   Cell Phone    910-880-2421

Planning & Zoning Administrator         

Nicole Morgan          Cell Phone    910-477-2882

Code Enforcement Officer

Bill Lathrop               Cell Phone    910-477-2548

As always, appointments are appreciated!

When visiting the office please follow these safety procedures:

~ Thank you