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Building Inspections Division


 Town Hall


Planning and Inspections
Town of Kill Devil Hills

PO Box 1719

102 Town Hall Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone:  252-449-5318
FAX:  252-441-4102

Building Inspector: Matt Lowcher


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


When is a building permit needed? 

  • all new construction, additions and remodel/repair jobs require a permit 
  • window replacements
  • 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. 

Residential Building Permit Application

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