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 2016/2017
Number of commercial inspections: 1,631
Number of residential inspections: 14,834
Number of site inspection visits:16,465
Number of residential building permits issued within two calendar days:131
Percentage of all development inspections completed on time: 99.7%
Updated 6/5/17

GOALSPROGRESS
Increase by 20% the number of certifications held by inspectors (outside their primary trade) within the fiscal yearcheck
Complete implementation of electronic plan review process for commercial projectscheck
Improve average turnaround on construction plan reviews for residential buildings by 10% (approval given or comments sent) (days)check
98% of inspections will be performed within 24 hours of a requestcheck
Minimize injuries, workplace related illness, and vehicle accidents, with the goal of zero permanent disabilities or fatalities by means of ongoing safety training and reminders, as well as regular monitoring of safety policy compliancecheck
Establish a baseline for inspector performance via a program in which a supervisor or senior inspector audits (re-inspects) completed inspections to note any overlooked code deficienciescheck
Reduce by 10% the amount spent on regular 8 ½” x 11” copy paper by eliminating unnecessary printingcheck