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Inspections & Permits

The primary mission of the Inspections and Permits Department is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Cary by providing for their health, safety and welfare through the effective and efficient administration and enforcement of the North Carolina State Building Code and applicable local ordinances.

Building Safety Month Is Here!

DID YOU KNOW?  May is International Building Safety Month.

Building Safety Month is scheduled for May with a theme of "BUILDING SAFETY: Driving Growth though Innovation, Resilience and Safety." Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign supported by International Code Council (ICC) and its members to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe, sustainable and resilient structures..

Each year, the Town of Cary Inspections and Permits Department recognizes Building Safety month. During the month of May, a display is placed outside of the Inspections & Permits Department at Town Hall emphasizing the importance of building safety – what changes can you make to be ready for retirement living;  why is it important to make sure your foundation can hold your house; what have we learned from the past; and why are building codes important – and many more!  And we’ll have a poster of the friendly faces of the Inspections and Permits Department that are available to help you at any time!

We also will host a Building Safety seminar with questions and answers at one of Cary’s Home Improvement stores:

We will officially proclaim May 2016 as Building Safety Month at the May 12, 2016 Town Council Meeting.


For more information about Building Safety Month, contact:

Regina Singleton-Williams
Electrical Plans Examiner
316 N Academy St
Cary, NC  27513
(919) 469-4386

The Town of Cary offers a single contact number for most of your development needs.

Phone: (919) 469-4046

  • Scheduling an Inspection
  • Development Liaison Service
  • Application Submission Questions
  • Minimum Housing and Zoning Complaints
  • General Planning Inquiries
  • BP Online Main Page
    • Online Permit Application
    • Pay Permit Fees
    • Check Building Permit Review Status
    • Schedule and View Inspections
In Person:  316 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC  27513

We are located on the first floor of Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. Customers may visit us from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Town holidays. Park in the free, designated visitor parking spaces in front of Town Hall on Academy Street, on the circular drive off Ambassador Loop, or any level of the parking deck. Once you enter Town Hall we are located near the West entrance.

Our Mission

The department will promote customer satisfaction by serving as a liaison between local government and the Cary construction community while ensuring that a service oriented, professional atmosphere is always present. All employees will strive to develop the best building inspection program in the State of North Carolina.

The department processes permit applications, calculates associated fees, reviews construction plans, tracks permit and inspection data, inspects for code compliance and performs state mandated routine fire inspections on commercial buildings.

To see all of the steps for a typical construction project, from permitting to inspections, please review our building permit workflow. See our homeowners' tips for home construction projects.

NC Building Code Questions, seminar ideas? Contact us.

Building Inspection
Doug Beninate
Chief Building Inspector
Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 469-4345

Plumbing Inspection Phil Rice Chief Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 469-4341

Mechanical Inspection (HVAC/Gas Piping)
Phil Rice
Chief Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector
Inspection & Permits Department
(919) 469-4341

Electrical Inspection
Gary Stafford
Chief Electrical Inspector
Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 469-4309

Residential Multi-Trade Inspection
Brian Stark
Chief Residential Multi-Trade Inspector
Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 460-4996
Fire Prevention or State Mandated Fire Inspections
Kenneth Caudle
Chief Fire Code Enforcement Official
Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 469-4351

Scot Berry
Department Director
Inspections & Permits Department
(919) 469-4046 (Development Support Contact Center)