Building Inspections

Building Inspections

Jody Griffin Building Inspector

INSPECTIONS@MARTINCOUNTYNCGOV.COM

Phone: 252-789-4310
Fax:
252-789-4314

Physical Address:
205 East Main Street Williamston, NC  27892
Mailing Address:
PO Box 668 Williamston, NC 27892

Office Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

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The Martin County Inspections Department provides building inspections and permitting services for all of Martin County, including within the municipalities of Bear Grass, Everetts, Hamilton, Hassell, Jamesville, Oak City, Parmele, Robersonville, and Williamston.

The Martin County Inspections Division is responsible for:

  • Receiving applications and supporting data for permits
  • Issuing or denying permits
  • Making all necessary inspections to ensure code compliance
  • Issuing or denying certificates of compliance and occupancy

It is our duty to maintain adequate records of permits issued, inspections made, corrections ordered, and certificates issued.

Permits are issued between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (Cash or Check).

 Requirements for Manufactured Housing set-up in Martin County
( Single wide, Double wide, Triple wide )

  • You must fill out a Manufactured Home application and return it to the inspections office along with a copy of your septic tank permit or zoning permit if it will be located within the city limits of a town.
  • Buy your electrical and set-up permits from the Building Inspectors Office.
  • The home must be blocked and tied down properly.
  • Water lines must be connected to the septic tank or municipal system. Back-flow preventer valves and gate valves must be installed on the waterline.
  • Sewer lines must be connected to the home and the septic or municipal system. (NO ABS AND PVC PIPE FITTINGS MIXED)
  • Must be wired according to the National Electrical Code.
  • No wires are allowed to be attached to the chassis of the home unless they are in conduit and is secured properly.
  • 911 addresses must be posted as 4-inch reflective lettering or on a reflective background visible from the road or at the road in front of the dwelling.
  • Requests for inspections should be done after everything is completed prior to the underpinning being installed.
  • Requirements for steps can be found at our Online Forms under Building Inspector

Martin County Building Inspections Permit Fees 
Effective July 1, 2016

Residential construction:

  • $ .16 per sf heated + $ .10 sf unheated + elec. @ $ .20 per amp + plumbing @ $5.00 per drain + insulation @ $.02 per sf mechanical by specification

Remodel/Rehab:

  • $ 5.00 per $1000 of cost total

Commercial construction:

  • $100.00 Communication Towers
  • $100.00 Plan Review  
  • $ .20 per sf heated + $ .14 sf unheated + elec. @ $ .30 per amp + plumbing @ $5.00 per drain + insulation @ $.02 per sf + mechanical by specification
Pools/Spas/Hot-Tubs

  • $ 100.00 for an installation permit

Electrical permits:

  • $ .20 per amp on residential construction
  • $ .30 per amp on commercial construction
  • $ 30.00 for temp. poles / farm services under 200 amp
  • $ 30.00 dual fuel meter
  • $ 30.00 residential additions (rec., lights, etc.)
  • $ 30.00 pools & spas, outdoor signage wiring

Mechanical:

  • $ 14.00 per ton heating & air
  • $ 12.00 per 50,000 BTU heat only
  • $ 12.00 per ton a/c only or refrigeration
  • $ .02 per SF duct replacement

Plumbing:

  • $ 5.00 per fixture installed minimum $ 30.00
  • $ 30.00 change of sewer
  • $ 30.00 gas piping
  1. Roof replacement (residential) $50.00
  2. Single wide MH $40.00 + $40.00 elec.
  3. Double wide MH $50.00 + $40.00 elec.
  4. Triple wide MH $60.00 + $40.00 elec.
  5. Solar systems $.20 per panel + elec. per overcurrent protection
  6. Wind turbines $1,000.00 for installations of 500kw or higher
  7. Billboard signs $ 100.00 
  8. Demolition $ 40.00 
  9. Fire inspections $ 40.00 
  10. ABC permits (fire/electrical) $ 50.00 
  11. Daycare/foster care $ 40.00 
  12. Re-inspection fee $ 25.00 
  13. Occupancy evaluation fee $ 40.00 
  14. Violation fine $ 100.00 or double permit fee whichever is greater

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