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 2019-20
Percentage of reinspections: 16.8%
Residential permits issued: 669
Multi-family permits issued: 17
Commercial building permits issued: 50
Total inspections: 14,770
Building inspections: 5,949
Electrical inspections: 3,474
Mechanical inspections: 2,716
Plumbing inspections: 2,631
Inspections Department revenue: $513,895
Development inspections: Number of Commercial/Industrial: 1,448
Development inspections: Number of Residential: 13,200
Development plans: Number submitted for review: 638
Development plans: Number of reviews performed: 688
Number of building permits issued online: 979

Updated 5/8/20

1) To promptly respond to customers' needs, 98% of inspections will be performed within 24 hours of a request100%
2) 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).52 avg days
3) To stay current on inspection procedures and practices, Inspectors will maintain their certifications by attending required continuing education classesIn Progress
4) 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 remindersIn Progress