Inspections Department

The Pamlico County Inspections Department exists to protect the life, safety and welfare of its citizens by administering and enforcing the North Carolina Building Code for the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County.

We now accept permit applications online.  The Building Inspections Permit Portal is an online way to fill out an application for any permit type.  Once completed in the online portal process, the portal will send the application to the Building Inspections Department for review and to be processed. 

To fill out an online building permit, please use the link below.  

Online Building Permit Application

The Inspections staff provides building inspections and permitting services for all the areas of Pamlico County. The inspections staff reviews development applications for compliance with the County's subdivision regulations, mobile home park ordinance, and the County's CAMA land use plan, and issues appropriate permits within their authority. The Subdivision Administrator provides support to the Planning Board and offers recommendations regarding development applications to the Board of Commissioners.

Ordinances and Plans

The Inspections staff are responsible for issuing permits and completing building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections in accordance with the NC Building Code. Inspections staff are also responsible for local administration of CAMA, the Community Rating System (CRS), and FEMA regulations. Inspections staff perform inspections of all public schools twice per year.

GIS is housed in the Inspections Department. It is responsible for division of land changes and address points.

GIS Mapping Website




Planning Board Minutes

Planning Board Members                        

  • Hiram Lupton, Chairman - At Large
  • Denard Potter - Township 1
  • Julie Rahm - Township 2
  • Maurice Benton - Township 3
  • Carl Ollison - Township 4
  • Vernon Rose - Township 5
  • Kari Forrest - At Large

Contact Information