The Inspections Division is responsible for permitting,
inspecting and code compliance of all building construction (new, renovation,
repairs, etc.) within the city limits and extra-territorial jurisdiction of
the City of New Bern. In addition, this division enforces nuisance
abatement, minimum housing code and the FEMA Flood Program. Building permits
are required for most building projects that include structural, electrical,
mechanical, plumbing or gas. To view the 2001-2010 Building Permits Report, click here.
Required for structural work or
project cost equal to or greater than $5000.00 and accessory
structures that are 12' or greater in any dimension.
Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing
Required for any new construction,
renovations, and rehabilitation of residential and commercial.
Required for gas lines and appliances,
Any development within 75' of
an Area of Environmental Concern.
Floodplain (only properties that
are identified as being in a floodplain require permits)
Any new construction or renovation
costing more than 50% of the value of the property. Moving
or replacing HVAC, electrical, plumbing. All new development
The Inspections Division is responsible
for the enforcement of the nuisance abatement ordinances of the city. This
programs is designed to rid the city of accumulations of excess debris
on vacant and occupied lots, high grass and weeds, and junk vehicles. A
citizen may file a complaint by writing to the following email address email@example.com,
or by phone at 639-2941.
Minimum Housing Code
The minimum housing code ordinance
regulates properties that are deteriorated or dilapidated and unfit
for habitation. The intent of the program is to ensure that the city’s
housing is safe, sound and decent for those living there. Property
owners are given notice and specific time frames to make necessary
repairs. A citizen may file a complaint by writing to the following
email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 639-2941.