Permitting and Inspections

The Planning and Development Department issues permits for new residential and commercial construction as well as remodels, additions, and other land development activities. 

Projects for new residential construction are reviewed for zoning, stormwater, and building code compliance. Depending on the location of the project, permits may also be required to ensure compliance with other state and federal regulations, including the North Carolina Coastal Management Act (CAMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Planning staff can assist in the application process and providing information on the requirements applicable to specific projects. 

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Permitting and Inspections Staff Responsibilities

Name Title Area of Responsibility
Cory Tate Chief Building Inspector/Floodplain Administrator Building code plan review, floodplain plan review, scheduling and performing building code and flood-related inspections.

Steve Szymanski

Senior Building Inspector
Building code plan review, floodplain plan review, scheduling and performing building code and flood related inspections.
Kelly Wyatt Deputy Planning Director Commercial site plan review/commercial zoning inspections.
Margaux Kerr Zoning Administrator Residential zoning review/residential zoning inspections, CAMA Minor Permits, erosion and sedimentation control.
     
Lily Campos Nieberding Permitting Coordinator Permitting questions, permit routing, tracking and reporting.
Kate Jones Engineering Technician Residential Stormwater plan review and inspections.
Ralph Barile Public Works Director Residential Public Works permit review, driveway and culvert inspections including Turfstone
David Ryan Town Engineer Engineering review for commercial projects.
Kim Thompson Planning Office Assistant Front desk, permit intake and issuance.