Effective March 30, 2020, we will be using an interim policy in regards to COVID-19. You can view the policy here.

Our lobby area at 201 W. Elm St., Graham, has limited access in order to minimize risk to employees and ensure adequate service levels for the duration of this health emergency.

We recommend customers use the online portal system for permitting needs, correspond via email, or drop off completed applications, plans and related documents in our drop box located in the main foyer area.

All functions in Central Permitting, Building Inspections and the Fire Marshal’s office will continue, however service levels may be reduced due to staffing and access issues. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please Note:

Starting April 1, 2020, the main phone number will be 336-290-0404. Please use this phone number for ALL inspections requests and inquiries.

Starting April 1, 2020, ALL inspections requested after 4:00 PM (including online) will be scheduled for the business day after next.


In North Carolina, counties designated under a major disaster declaration by the President of the United States under the Stafford Act (P.L. 93-288) as a result of Hurricane Florence, A person is allowed a refund of any fee assessed and collected that is subject to the moratorium imposed by this section.


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.


Location:201 West Elm St.
Graham NC, 27253
Phone Numbers:336-570-4057
336-570-4058
336-570-4059
336-290-0404
Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Except Holidays)
Permits Issued:8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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