Inspections & Permits
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Effective April 1, 2013, North Carolina General Assembly Session Law 2012-158 requires all permit applicants to include information of the property owner’s designated Lien Agent with the building permit application. Please complete the Property Owner's Designated Lien Agent form.
The LienNC clearinghouse website is up and running. This website is where a permit applicant must go to engage a lien agent for their project. Once on the website, they will log in, enter some information requested, select the lien agent for their project, follow the payment instructions, print out the form and use the information when submitting a building permit application and for posting at their construction site.
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 email@example.com
Building inspection questions – Call Doug Beninate, Chief Building Inspector at (919) 469-4345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumbing and Mechanical inspection questions – Call Phil Rice, Chief Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector at (919) 469-4341or e-mail email@example.com
Electrical inspection questions – Call Gary Stafford, Chief Electrical Inspector at (919) 469-4309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ Overton, P.E., Director
316 N. Academy Street
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 462-3840 (fax)