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: 14.57%
Residential permits issued: 453
Multi-family permits issued: 0
Commercial building permits issued: 24
Total inspections: 9,185
Building inspections: 3,585
Electrical inspections: 1,994
Mechanical inspections: 1,884
Plumbing inspections: 1,722
Insp. Dept. revenues: $495,476
Development inspections: Number of Commercial/industrial: 652
Development inspections: Number of Residential: 8,501
Development plans: Number submitted for review: 410
Development plans: Number of reviews performed: 451
Number of building permits issued online: 279

Updated 1/8/19

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).41 days
To stay current on inspection procedures and practices, Inspectors will maintain their certifications by attending required continuing education classesIn Progress
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%