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 2021-22

1. Percentage of reinspections
2. Residential permits issued
3. Multi-family permits issued
4. Commercial building permits issued
5. Total inspections for month
6. Building inspections
7. Electrical inspections
8. Mechanical inspections
9. Plumbing inspections
10. Insp. Dept. revenues
11. Development inspections: Number of Commercial/industrial
12. Development inspections: Number of Residential
13. Development plans: Number submitted for review
14. Development plans: Number of reviews performed
15. Number of building permits issued online


Updated 8/17/21

GOALSPROGRESS
1) Inspections will train 2 additional inspectors on residential plan review.In Progress
2) Inspections will review central permitting and have 2 meetings a year with other departments to review Central Permitting software.In Progress
3) To promptly respond to customers' needs, 98% of inspections will be performed within 24 hours of a request.In Progress
4) To promptly respond to customers' needs, Inspections will maintain an average turnaround on construction plan reviews for residential buildings at 3 days or less (approval given or comments sent).In Progress
5) To stay current on inspection procedures and practices, Inspectors will maintain their certifications by attending required continuing education classes.In Progress
6) Inspections will minimize workplace related injuries, illness, and vehicle accidents, with a goal of zero permanent disabilities or fatalities, by means of ongoing safety training and reminders.In Progress