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Johnston County, North Carolina
Planning and Zoning Department

Building Permit Process

Find out when and why a Building Permit is required.

  1. Do you have the site address?
  2. Does this address have well water?
  3. Call to obtain a Zoning Permit.
  4. Do you have a Site Plan?
  5. Complete the Residential Plan Review and Permit Application.
  6. Submit all documents to Building Inspections.
  7. Allow 7 to 10 business days for review.

For permit status updates, please contact Building Inspections at
For site plan updates, please contact Planning at

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Page last updated: January 26, 2024

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309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

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