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Permits and Inspections


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Inspections Division - Front Desk 

First Floor, Town Hall
 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: 919-968-2718
Fax: 919-932-2954

Field Inspector Phone Numbers

Planning - Front Desk

First Floor, Town Hall
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: 919-969-5066

Planning and Sustainability Staff Directory


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The Inspections Division, as a part of the Office of Planning and Sustainability, manages the inspections and permits. The main responsibilities of the Division include:

  • Enforcement of the NC State Building Codes, Chapel Hill Code of Ordinances, Minimum Housing Code, and the Land Use Management Ordinance.
  • Resolution associated complaints, public requests for assistance, issuing sign installation permits, inspecting day care facilities, and inspecting business occupancies.

For information about developments projects,
please visit the Development Projects webpage.

For more information about online permitting services, please visit Chapel Hill Improves Online Permitting Services!



Permit Applications

 Helpful Resources


ABC Permit                      

Administrative Zoning Compliance Permit

Business Occupancy

Child Care Permit

Commercial Building Permit

Food Trucks

Front Yard Parking Exception

Home Occupation Permit

Residential Zoning-Building Permit

Sign Permit

Special Event and Temporary Sales Permit

Sub Permit

Inspections Notifications

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    What areas do the Inspections Division cover?

    The Inspections Division provides services to all areas within town limits and to its extraterritorial jurisdiction. Specifically, the Division serves an area that terminates at the northern boundary of Chatham County and extends to the northern corporate boundary of Interstate I-40. The western boundary of the jurisdiction ends at Carrboro. The boundary extends easterly to I-40 and includes an annexed area of Durham County. All State and University of North Carolina properties are excluded.

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