all new construction, additions and remodel/repair jobs require a permit
any plumbing, electrical, mechanical work regardless of cost
fences do require a permit
all storage sheds and accessory structures
General Information needed to obtain a permit:
a blue line survey of property prepared by a North Carolina land surveyor
two sets of building plans
Dare County Health Department permit or approval
any other state or federal permits including CAMA
Owner Authorization Form- click here. Projects with total construction cost of $30,000 or less do not require a licensed general contractor. This form acknowledges owner responsibility for these types of projects and establishes the requirement for a Certificate of Occupancy/Completion for any such project.
Below is a link to obtain a Residential Building Permit Application. This application and checklist were developed to assist owners and contractors provide required information to the Building Inspectors necessary for a residential building permit. Copies are also available at the Planning Department.