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. 

Fee Schedule

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.
In accordance with NCGS 160A-412(f), the City of Burlington Inspections Department has developed its internal Informal Review Policy. Posted below is the document describing the process for using this procedure.
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. 
Inspections Refund Policy