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Johnston County Inspection Hours Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Johnston County Inspection Phone 919-989-5060 919-989-5060

Johnston County Inspection Address 309 E. Market Street - Smithfield NC 27577 309 E. Market Street - Smithfield NC 27577  309 E. Market Street
Smithfield NC 27577 

Johnston County Inspection Email Inspections@johnstonnc.com Inspections@johnstonnc.com

Permit Fee Schedule

A. New Dwelling - (Single)

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $50.00   
Up to 1200 square feet = $600.00 per dwelling
Over 1200 square feet = Add $0.30 per square foot
(Includes: Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical)

Note: If there will be an attached garage or attached carport on the house, then there will be an additional charge of $90.00. There is also a $10.00 North Carolina Homeowners Recovery Fund fee.

Effective July 1, 2022 - A residential plan change fee ($250) will be required for changes made to plans after the initial plan review and approval.

B. Residential - Additions/Remodel

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $12.50

0-400 square feet = $200.00
Over 400 square feet = Add $0.30 per square foot
(Additional $60.00 per trade inspection if any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical)

Effective July 1, 2022 - A residential plan change fee ($250) will be required for changes made to plans after the initial plan review and approval.

C. Multi-Family Dwelling

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: Based Commercial Cost *See Commercial Zoning Fee

For the first unit = $500.00 plus $60.00 per trade
For each additional unit = $200.00 plus $60.00 per trade
There is also a $10.00 North Carolina Homeowners Recovery Fund Fee.

D. Mobile Homes

Land Use / Zoning Fee: $50.00

Single-Wide Mobile Homes = $250.00 (Building Only) Additional $35.00 per trade inspection for Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical permits.
Double-Wide Mobile Homes = $275.00 (Building permit only) (Additional $35.00 per trade inspection for electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits)
Triple-Wide Mobile Homes = $300.00 (Building permit only) (Additional $35.00 per trade inspection for electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits)
Quad Mobile Homes = $325.00 (Building permit only) (Additional $35.00 per trade inspection for electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits)

Poured Footing Inspection for all Mobile Homes = $40.00

E. Dwellings Moved On

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $50.00

Fee = $200.00
(Additional $60.00 fee per trade inspection if any Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical)

F. Residential Accessory Building

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $12.50

Storage Building = $100.00
Garage/Carport = $100.00
Deck/Gazebo = $60.00
(Additional $60.00 per trade inspection if any Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical permits)

Effective July 1, 2022 - A residential plan change fee ($250) will be required for changes made to plans after the initial plan review and approval.

G: Trade Inspections

Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical = $60.00 each ($1.00 Building, if no building permits exists.)

H. Farm Storage Buildings

No Fee. A permit is required with a copy the Farm ID Number.  Cost for P,M&E's    

I. Permit Fee for Commercial Projects

Effective July 1, 2022 - An initial $1,000 fee is due at the time of submittal for commercial plan review for projects over $500,000 (the $1,000 would be credited to the total permit fee at permit issuance).

For all commercial projects, there is a fee for each trade based on the total job cost of that trade. See table below. 

For projects over $1,000,000, multiply the remaining job cost by .002 (.2%) plus $6,853.

Cost

Fee

$0-2,500

$60.00

$2,501-25,000

$220.00

$25,001-$50,000

$440.00

$50,001-100,000

$885.50

$100,001-200,000

$1,771.00

$200,001-350,000

$3,096.50

$350,001-500,000

$4,092.00

$500,001-750,000

$5,472.50

$750,001-1,000,000

$6,853.00

Commercial Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee:

Construction Value Less than $50,000 $125
$50,001 - $100,000 $250
$100,001 - $150,000 $500
$150,001 + $2,500

Example -

  Building Electrical Mechanical Plumbing
Job Cost $52,400 $32,500 $16,200 $1,650
Permit Fee $885.50 $440 $220 $60

** Zoning Permit is based upon total project cost Zoning permit fee = $500

Total Permit Cost = $885.50 + $440 + $220 + $60 + $500 = $2,105.50

J. Reinspection Fees:

$75.00 

K. Service Pole Inspections:

 $60.00 Electrical ($1.00 Building if no building permit exists)

L.  Contractor License Expiration Renewal Fee:

$200.00 per permit

M. Service Change Inspections:

$1.00 Building and $60.00 Electrical

N. Sign:

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $24.55

Building Permit Fee: See Commercial Fee Table

Electrical Permit: See Commercial Fee Table

O. Swimming Pools:

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $12.50

$100.00 Building and $60.00 Electrical

Portable Storable Pools: $60.00 per Building

P. Pedestals:

$1.00 Building and $60.00 Electrical

Q. LP Gas Tanks:

$31.00 Building and $60.00 Electrical

R. Replace Roof of Existing House/Screened In Porches:

$100.00 Building

S. Tents:

$40.00 Building (if over 200 Sq. Ft.)
(Also require a flammability certificate be brought in.)

T. ATM:

Commercial Rate

U. Reconnect Power:

$1.00 Building and $60.00 Electrical

V. Hook onto County Water/Sewer Residential:

ONLY $1.00 Building and $30.00 Plumbing

W. Demolition (Residential):

$100.00 Building and Need Asbestos Report

X. Demolition (Commercial):

Commercial Rate and Need Asbestos Report

Y. Change of Use:

$60.00 Building

Z. Tenant Change:

$60.00 Building

AA. Sprinkler System:

$1.00 Building and $60.00 Plumbing (If Residential)
(Will be determined by Commercial Rate if for Commercial building.)

BB. All Conditional Power:

$60.00 Electrical

CC. Migrant Labor Camps

Land Use / Zoning Permit Fee: $50.00

$200.00 base fee for building permit plus $40 per sleeping room.

DD. Power Supply for Cable TV

$1.00 Building and $30.00 Electrical Permit

EE. Fireworks Displays Permits

$40.00 Fire Inspection Fee

FF. Home Occupation

$64.50 Fee

GG. After Hours Inspection Fees

Effective July 1, 2022 - The fee for non-emergency, after-hours inspections ($125/hour with a 2 hour minimum). This must be approved in advance by the Director.

 

Page last updated: June 3, 2024

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