Alamance County Central Permitting / Inspections and Addressing will close on Monday, December 15 and will reopen at the Modular Building at 215 North Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington on Tuesday, December 16.  The Alamance County Central Permitting/Inspections Office may be reached at 336-570-4057.

The Alamance County Inspections Department provides building inspections and permitting services for all unincorporated areas of Alamance County as well as the Village of Alamance, and the towns of Elon, Gibsonville, Green Level, Haw River, Swepsonville and Ossipee.

The primary function of the Department is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Alamance County, through the enforcement of the North Carolina State Building Code and local ordinances.

Activities include: processing applications, performing plan review, collecting fees, and issuing permits for construction activity regulated through N.C. General Statutes; conducting inspections during various phases of construction of buildings and structures, including the installation of electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems to ensure code compliance; issuing certificates of compliance and occupancy and other related activities as mandated per N.C. General Statutes.


Modular Building at
215 North Graham-Hopedale Road
Burlington NC, 27217

Hours of Operation:Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Except Holidays)
Permits Issued:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone Numbers:(336) 570-4057
(336) 570-4058
(336) 570-4059
Director of Inspections:

Robert L. Key


Did You Know?

  • Effective April 1, 2013, North Carolina law 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. In accordance with North Carolina General Assembly Session law 2012-158, Inspection Departments are not allowed to issue any permit where the project cost is $30,000 or more unless the application is for improvements to an existing dwelling that the applicant uses as a residence OR the property owner has designated a lien agent and provided the inspections office with the agent’s name, address (mailing and physical) telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address
  • Liens NC is arranging a simple website ( that allows for a form to be printed and submitted with the permit application to satisfy the new requirements of SL2012-158. The website will be available after April 1, 2013.
  • Beginning in January 2012, requests for inspections made by phone, fax or in person must be made before 4:00 p.m. to ensure a next day inspection. Inspections that are called in AFTER 4:00 pm cannot be guaranteed for the next business day (example: if you call on Monday at 4:10 pm, your inspection will be scheduled for Wednesday). Requests for inspections via our web site can be made up until 6:00 a.m. the same day.
  • Use of the 2012 edition of the North Carolina State Building Code is mandatory beginning June 1, 2012. All permits issued and applications received after that date will be subject to the requirements of the 2012 codes. Permits issued until June 1, 2012 will have the option of meeting either the 2009 or 2012 code requirements. Contact your inspector if you have questions.