Alamance County Inspection Fee Policy Update

Effective February 1, 2023, Alamance County Inspections Department will be requiring all fees to be paid before an inspection can be requested on a project.  This will hopefully streamline projects receiving power, gas meter and Certificates of Occupancy upon completion of an inspection with no delay waiting for payment on fees owed on the project.

The permit office has experienced significant increases in the volume of applications received during the past few months. As a result, review times and permit issuance may be delayed. Please be patient as we try to serve you during this hectic time. We understand that your permit is of utmost importance, and we are working diligently to get it out to you. Please watch for our e-mails and other updates on the Inspections Department website.

The Alamance County Building Inspections Department policies are as follows:

To verify an address is in Alamance County and can be permitted please verify through the Alamance County GIS website

Permit Cards are no longer required in Alamance County. Please see additional information.

Please submit electronic requests for permits or plan review to

Our lobby area at 201 W. Elm St., Graham, is open to the public for your convenience.

Please Note:

ALL inspections requested after 4:00 PM (including online) will be scheduled for the business day after next.
Once an Inspection is scheduled, you may call the office at (336) 290-0404 the morning of, after 8am, on the scheduled Inspection date and ask for contact information for the inspector scheduled for your inspection.

Permits will be issued within 48 hours after Plan Review approval.

Plans must be on site at the time of inspection.

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.

File a Complaint

If you have concerns about activity in the County related to the Building Inspections Department, you may file a complaint through our website.  If your complaint is about a potential violation of building regulations you may click here to file a complaint.

Location:201 West Elm St.
Graham NC, 27253
Phone Number:336-290-0404
Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Except Holidays)
Permits Issued:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Contact Us:Click Here for Contact Information