The Inspections Department promotes the safety of lives, health, and welfare of the general public within the built environment by the administration and enforcement of the North Carolina State Building Code, as well as local municipal ordinances for new or renovated construction related to building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades.

When Is A Permit Required

Electrical

No person shall install, alter, repair, replace, or relocate any electrical material, appliances, or equipment without first having obtained a permit for the specific work to be performed.

Plumbing, Heating, Air-Conditioning, or Sprinkler

No person shall install, replace, or relocate any plumbing, heating, air-conditioning material, appliances, or equipment without first having obtained a permit for the specific work to be performed. Plumbing permits shall not be required for minor repairs or replacements on the house side of a trap to an installed system of plumbing provided such repairs or replacements do not disrupt the original water supply or the waste or ventilation system. If a fixture is replaced, a permit shall be secured and the new fixture shall be inspected. Heating and air-conditioning permits shall not be required for minor burner services, or filter replacements of warm-air furnaces or cooling systems.

When Is A Licensed Contractor Required

Electrical

An electrical contractor license is required when engaging or offering to engage in the business of installing, maintaining, altering, or repairing any electric work.

Plumbing, Heating, Air-Conditioning, or Sprinkler

A license is required for any person, firm, or corporation, who for a valuable consideration, installs, alters, or restores, or offers to install, alter, or restore plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, or lays out, fabricates, installs, alters, or restores, or offers to lay out, fabricate, install, alter, or restore fire sprinklers, or any combination thereof.

FAQs

  • When is a Building Permit required?
  • Can I, as homeowner, do my own work?
  • What building code is enforced in the Town of Morrisville?
  • Can I get my inspection results online?
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