Inspections Division

Corona virus update:
Planning, Zoning, and Inspection staff are available to assist you during this challenging time.  Contact us via phone or email (link to directory) regarding any question about the online PIPER portal, inspection appointments, or to review your project!

The Inspections Division is responsible for the following:

  • Enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code throughout the town’s jurisdiction
  • Monitoring construction activities for compliance with local and state regulations
  • Enforcing the Town’s Minimum Housing Code
  • Providing building inspection and building code information

The State Building Code requires that "[n]o person, firm or corporation shall erect, construct, enlarge, install, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building, structure, or service system without first obtaining a permit for such from the Inspections Department having jurisdiction."

Costs for permits are included in the Fee Schedule listed below.

Please call Inspections if you have any questions about permits at 919-918-7335.

Permit Applications are managed through PIPER, the Town’s online permitting portal which can be accessed here:

PIPER Online Portal

Permit application instructions can be found here:

PIPER Application Instructions

Check to see if your property is in Carrboro’s jurisdiction

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