Inspections

 

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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.

 

PERMITS REQUIRED

Building

Required for structural work or project cost equal to or greater than $5,000.00 and accessory structures that are 12' or greater in any dimension.

Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Insulation.

Required for any new construction, renovations, and rehabilitation of residential and commercial.

Gas

Required for gas lines and appliances, when applicable.

CAMA

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 and subdivisions.

Nuisance Abatement
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 dickinsonc@newbern-nc.org, 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 wilsona@newbern-nc.org or by phone at 639-2941.

CONTACT US

City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Planning/Inspections Main # (252) 639-7581
City Phone Directory