425 South Lexington Ave.P.O. Box 1358
Burlington, NC 27216
P: (336) 222-5080, F: (336) 222-5090
Welcome to the Inspections Department. The Inspections Department handles a multitude of projects within the City of Burlington's jurisdiction involving the North Carolina Building Codes.
The City of Burlington launched BurlingtonSmart, an online applications portal for permits and licenses in the summer of 2020.
In addition to general building permits, we also conduct specific inspections of electrical systems; mechanical systems including heating and cooling, and refrigeration; plumbing systems; and other miscellaneous items. For your convenience, we maintain a list of various permits and their associated fees.
In accordance with Session Law 2017-130, the City of Burlington Inspections Department has provided a document to request component or element inspections. Further instructions can be found within the document.
The City of Burlington Inspections Department will be allowing Live-Remote Inspections during the pandemic. Please see the link below for details regarding this service.
- Live-Remote Inspections.
- NCDOI recent release regarding Live-Remote Inspections will be at the discretion of the Inspector.
- Occupied Residential Dwellings
- Contractors and Home Owner - Please click the link as action is required on your behalf.