Building Inspections

SCHEDULING AN INSPECTION

To schedule an inspection, fill out the online inspection request form by clicking this link. Once the inspection has been scheduled you will receive an email confirmation from our office. You will need your permit number to schedule an inspection. To obtain inspection results, you may view them on our Self Service site. Inspections are scheduled by day, and not for a specific time. Inspections will be scheduled for the next day when possible but may be scheduled two days later depending on the availability of inspectors.

Ask an inspector

If you have questions about your project or need help understanding code related issues, please use this link to send an email to our building inspectors.  The inspectors will monitor this mailbox to give you a timely response for your question throughout the day as their schedule permits. Please do not send requests for inspections to this email. See link and instructions below under “Scheduling An Inspection” to schedule your building inspection.

APPLICATIONS

Applications may be downloaded here or picked up in our office. Please email completed applications to community@burkenc.org or return them to our office via mail, fax, or in person. Once received, they will be reviewed by Building Inspections staff. When they are approved, you will be contacted for payment.

We are able to accept cash, check, or card in person at our office during normal office hours. We are also able to accept checks via the mail. We do not have an only pay option at this time, but are working to make that option available soon. We can not accept credit cards over the phone.

Each permit is given a unique permit number. You will need that number throughout the life of the permit to schedule inspections, amend the permit, or ask any questions about your permit. Make sure to remember your permit number, or take a picture of your permit with your phone for future reference.

All commercial applications are required to be dropped off for review. A plan review fee is required when the application is applied for (see fee schedule for costs). All commercial plans require drawings to explain the type of work.

PLAN SUBMISSION

Applications will not be accepted without proper plans. Any commercial building over 2,500 square feet in size will require a design professional to provide drawings.

This includes but not limited to change of use, addition, remodel or new construction. This will also apply to trade work.

Citizen Self Service

We encourage you to get familiar with our Citizen Self Service portal. Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Make a payment
  • Get your inspection results
  • Print your permit
  • Upload needed documentation to your application

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