COVID 19 - Coronavirus Info & Updates

Building Permits & Inspections

Department Hours:.

Monday through Friday  ~ 8:00 AM  - 4:30 PM  

Closed between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM 

Permits issued between 8:00 am - 4:00 PM

Inspections must be submitted before 4:00 PM for next available day inspection.


Now Available  Citizens Code Enforcement Concerns Portal

Contact Us


     Name       Office Number Cell Phone Email Address

Chief Code Enforcement Officer              

Ruth Bek 910-294-0996               910-880-2421    

Permit Technician Maggie Della Badia 910-294-0996

Fire / Building Inspector David Mammay 910-294-0996
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Lathrop 910-294-0996 910-477-2548





Planning & Inspections Departments

Updated December 7,  2020 – Until Further Notice

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

Until further notice individuals must call or email for assistance.

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases please see the information below.

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

If in-person assistance is required, please call the appropriate department first. See Below.

Follow the guidelines set by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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.

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


Permit Applications:

Application requests should be made online at : Please select the appropriate form.

~ 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 :



To the extent possible, inspection department members will perform inspections in unoccupied areas of buildings where no other persons are in the proximate areas, especially avoiding closed or confined spaces occupied by others. As necessary, inspections staff may meet with minimal personnel from builders/developers at the building site but must maintain extended distances from others and meet in open external spaces.

~ Thank you