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Building & Inspection Department Checklist for Permit Applications

Electrical Permit's

Solar Panels


  • Site Plan
  • Load Calculations


Building Permit's

Accessory Use

  • Zoning Permit
  • Drawing with dimensions and building materials
  • Storage Building – Wind Verification – 150 MPH
  • Pools - Specification Information

New Home / Addition

  • Zoning Permit
  • Wastewater Authorization to Construct / Sewer Verification
    • Wastewater Authorization to Construct
      •  Issued by Brunswick County Environmental Health Department 910-253-2250
    • or Brunswick County Sewer availability 
  • Potable Water
    • Brunswick County Water Fee Receipt
    • Well Permit - Brunswick County Environmental Health Department 910-253-2250
  • Floor Plan with Dimensions and Room Use
    • See Residential Plan Review Requirements
  • Lien Agent Information – Construction Cost over $30,000.00
  • Proof of Workman's Compensation Insurance or Workman’s Comp Affidavit
  • Truss Plans as Soon as Available

New Home Construction Notes:

Work site address must be posted and visible from the street at the footing foundation inspection.

  • Must be built to 2018 Residential Building Code Requirements
  • All subcontractors must get their own permit before starting work.
  • Zoning Department - Foundation and Final survey's are required
  • Silt fence must be up and temporary toilets must be screened
  • Schedule your final site zoning and final driveway inspections when ready through online inspection request form
  • Construction debris must be contained

Additional Information before Certificate of Occupancy – New Home / Addition

  • Zoning Compliance Certificate
  • Wastewater Operational Permit – Issued by Brunswick County Environmental Health
  • Sewer Properties with Grinder - Final inspection - Contact Brunswick County Utilities 910-253-2860

Sec- 9.90 Certain noises expressly prohibited.

(8) The erection, construction (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building or structure in a residential or business district other than between the hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sec. 4-26. General requirements for new construction projects.
All new construction projects located within the jurisdiction for the city shall comply with the following:
(1) Temporary toilet facilities. All temporary toilet facilities shall be located on the property they serve and not on public street rights-of-way. The facility will be installed on the property as follow:
a. With the door facing away from the public street or if a corner lot, at a forty-five (45) degree angle;
b. Away from the construction access point: and
c. Enclosed on three (3) sides by lattice secured to twelve (12) foot 4 × 4 post installed a minimum of three (3) feet in the ground. (Res. No. 2008-08, § 2, 3-4-08)