Chelsea Laws, Inspections Manager
The Town of Chapel Hill’s Inspections Division provides services to all areas within town limits and to its extraterritorial jurisdiction. We are co-located with Planning staff at the new development Services Area on the first floor of Town Hall. 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.
The duties of the Inspections 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, citizens’ requests for assistance, issuing sign installation permits, inspecting day care facilities, and inspecting business occupancies.