Building Permits

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New Requirements (2) for Building Permits:


Effective April 1, 2013, North Carolina law (G.S. §§44A-11.1, 44A-11.2, 160A-417, 153A-357, and 87-14) will require that an owner (or, as typical with permit applications, the contractor on their behalf) appoint a lien agent when they first contract for improvements to real property.  A lien agent is a title insurer or agent also registered as a lien agent with the NC Department of Insurance.

For more information regarding this new requirement, please see the pdf file listed below:

To Appoint A Lien Agent

Lien Agent Application Worksheet

List of Lien Agents as of June 22, 2015

Lien Agent Designation Form (must be turned in to Planning with your building permit application)

Once you have gathered all your information, go to and appoint your lien agent. A copy of the confirmation form(s) that you receive at the end of this process must be submitted with your building permit application also.


Fill Permit is now required for all permits wherein fill is to be placed on the subject property.  Even if you are not placing fill, we must have this form on file.  Below is the application form, check yes or no and fill in all applicable information and submit this form with your building permit application.  For more information regarding this requirement, please call (252) 338-1919 x 232.

Fill Permit Application

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