Dean Barbour
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Physical Address:
Land Use Center
309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Mailing Address:
309 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-5060
Fax: 919-989-5431
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Are permits required for a swimming pool?
A: Yes. All pools, whether inground or above ground require a permit for the pool, plumbing and electrical. The plumbing permit will usually only apply to an inground pool.

Q: Am I required to obtain a permit for a fence?
A: No.

Q: What does a building permit cost?
A: The permit cost schedule may be found by clicking here.

Q: Is there a building permit application that I must submit with my plans?
A: Yes. A list of the forms available are listed here.

Q: Am I required to have a handicap accessible toilet in my business?
A: Yes. All toilets and bathrooms must meet the accessibility requirements of Vol. IC of the NC Accessibility code. Toilet rooms in private offices must be adaptable. That means that all features of accessibility must be there except for the grab bars. The blocking for the grab bars must be installed at the time of construction.

Q: Do I need to obtain a permit to finish my upstairs bonus room?
A: Yes, you will need to submit permit application and 2 sets a plans showing how the room will be finished.

Q: Can I apply for an inspection permit over the phone?
A: No, you will need to complete the proper application and submit it along with structural plans, if necessary.