Building Permit Applications

Permit applications and related inquiries are made at the Community Development
Office located at Approved Blueprint211 North Main Street.  The Building  Codes Administrator is in the field for the majority of the day and holds office hours by appointment.

A residential or commercial trade permit is required for all repairs and/or replacements; the list below is not all-inclusive of activities that may require a building permit.  Consult with the Building Permits & Inspections Department before proceeding with any new construction or changes to an existing structure.  Refer to NCGS 160A-417 for complete regulations.

  • Residential new constructionBuilding Pemit Paperwork
  • Residential additions, garages, carports, decks, screened porches, patio covers, patio enclosures, etc.
  • Residential remodeling (including basements) 
  • Accessory building structure repairs and alterations
  • Installation or changes to pools, spas, & hot tubs 
  • Commercial New Construction
  • Commercial Renovations and Repairs

Permit Application Packets including necessary documentation for obtaining specific permits are available for electronic download under the left navigation menu, or printed copies at City Hall or the Community Development Office.

Required Documentation for New Residential Construction Permits

  1. Two sets of construction plans (recommend drawings be sealed by an approved design professional);
  2. A scale plot plan indicating location of building, property lines, setback lines, existing utilities, and any buffers or easements on the lot or parcel;
  3. Completed applicable Residential Application Packet; and
  4. Sealed “As-Built Survey” prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. 

Note An accessory structure measuring 12' x 12' or smaller does not require a building permit; however it does require a Zoning Compliance Permit.

Required Documentation for New Commercial Construction Permits

  1. Three (3) sets of construction plans (drawings must be sealed by an approved design professional where required by NCGS 83A-1-13 for Architects and NCGS 89C-3-23 for Engineers);
  2. A scale plot plan indicating location of building, property lines, setback lines, existing utilities, and any buffers or easements on the lot or parcel;
  3. Completed applicable Commercial Application Packet;
  4. Completed Appendix B Building Code Summary Form; and
  5. A sealed “As-Built Survey” prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
  6. A separate permit is required from the Granville County Fire Marshal's Office.

Trade Permit Requirements
Individual trades completing repair work within the city (repair or replacement of water heater, HVAC unit, light fixture, roofing, etc. as required in NCGS 160A-417) are required to submit an applicable Trades Permit Application for either residential or commercial work.

If a permit application is made for a project requiring a licensed contractor, that contractor is required to be insured as enforced by the NC State Licensing Boards. If the project does not require a licensed contractor the city is not required to verify insurance, however property owners should request proof of insurance for their own protection.

State Contractor License Requirements 
Questions regarding contractor license requirements should be directed to the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors.

Lien Agent Requirements
The Mechanics' Lien Agent System became effective on April 1, 2013 to facilitate chapter 44-A, Article 2 of the NC General Statutes.  Visit www.liensnc.com for full requirements and processes.

Contact
Building Inspections Office
(919) 764-1058