Inspections Inspections administers and enforces NC technical codes. It also receives and processes permit applications and issues orders to correct violations.

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.

Workload Measures 2018/2019
Percentage of reinspections: 15.96
Residential permits issued: 662
Multi-family permits issued: 8
Commercial building permits issued: 44
Total inspections: 14,813
Building inspections: 6,021
Electrical inspections: 3,193
Mechanical inspections: 3,056
Plumbing inspections: 2,543
Insp. Dept. revenues: $816,826
Development inspections: Number of Commercial/industrial: 1,028
Development inspections: Number of Residential: 13,745
Development plans: Number submitted for review: 664
Development plans: Number of reviews performed: 732
Number of building permits issued online: 425

Updated 5/20/19

To promptly respond to customers' needs, 98% of inspections will be performed within 24 hours of a request100%
To promptly respond to customers' needs, Inspections will maintain an average turnaround on construction plan reviews for residential buildings at 2 days or less (approval given or comments sent).52days
To stay current on inspection procedures and practices, Inspectors will maintain their certifications by attending required continuing education classesGoal Met
To minimize workplace related injuries, illness, and vehicle accidents, with a goal of zero permanent disabilities or fatalities, by means of ongoing safety training and reminders100%