Inspections & Permits
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****** UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2013 ******
IMPORTANT: Beginning Monday, February 10, 2014, the Town of Cary will initiate its annual 10 day maintenance shutdown of all of its reclaimed water systems. The annual shutdown is being referred to as the Reclaimed Water Holiday (Annual Holiday). During the Annual Holiday, the Town will stop producing reclaimed water and shut off the system valves, which will result in customers’ not being able to have access to reclaimed water. Assuming no significant repair issues arise during the system inspection, the Annual Holiday will begin on the second Monday in February and end 10 days later on the following Thursday, February 20, 2014. The Town will continue to provide potable bulk water to customers through specific request made directly to the Town of Cary Public Works and Utilities Department at (919) 469-4090. For more information, please see the Announcement to All Reclaimed Water Irrigation Contractors.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Residential Wall Bracing. The Building Code Council amended permanent rules for the 2012 NC Residential Code, Section R602.10 at their December meeting. These rules are scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2013. You can download the new rules by clicking on the Section number above. The two documents below represent the information provided by NCDOI as “Footnote 1” in the new Section R604.10.4 Wall bracing by engineered design, on page 15 of the new rule (dated 03/06/13).
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.
The department processes permit applications, collects associated fees, reviews construction plans, schedules inspections, tracks permit and inspection data, handles street naming and addressing, inspects for code compliance and enforces minimum housing regulations.
Building Permits Online Tools
Information for Homeowners & Contractors
Homeowners Tips for Home Construction Projects – See our advice and tips for things to consider before, during, and after starting that next home improvement project.
Take a look at the permitting and inspections process in a flowchart! See all the steps an application takes to become a permit and then see how it goes through it's inspections with our Building Permit Application and Inspections Process flowchart.
If you have specific NC Building Code questions, or if you have an idea for a seminar, please contact:
Building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical plans and code related questions - Call Jeph Allen, Development Review Manager at (919) 469-4336 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building inspection questions – Call Doug Beninate, Chief Building Inspector at (919) 469-4345 or email email@example.com
Plumbing and Mechanical inspection questions – Call Phil Rice, Chief Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector at (919) 469-4341or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical inspection questions – Call Gary Stafford, Chief Electrical Inspector at (919) 469-4309 or e-mail email@example.com