The Inspections Department's responsibilities include enforcement of uniform building construction codes and minimum housing standards. The department provides a code enforcement program within the framework of applicable policies, procedures, instructions and state and local laws to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens within the jurisdictional area of the City of Raleigh.
For permits, call the Development Services Customer Service Center at 919-996-2495. To schedule an inspection, call 919-996-2500.
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The Inspections Administration Division includes the Director and administrative support staff.
The Construction Division is responsible for assuring that all residential and commercial construction meets the applicable Building Code requirements and for reviewing construction plans for code compliance. This includes the plans review staff as well as the field inspectors.
Housing and Environmental Division
The Housing and Environmental Division enforces the City's minimum housing and public nuisance codes. This division also manages Neighborhood Preservation which administers the PROP and Rental Dwelling Registration programs.
To ensure the public's health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of adopted codes, to promote the economic health of the City of Raleigh by enhancing business development and retention, assuring adequate housing and clean neighborhoods, and to provide exemplary service to our customers that exceeds their expectations for efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability.
The commitment of its professional staff to the enhancement and preservation of our natural and environmental resources while overseeing the erection and maintenance of safe buildings and dwellings in which to live and work.
- Be responsive to the public
- Review plans in a timely manner
- Perform inspections on the date requested
- Reduce the number of minimum housing and public nuisance cases
- Improve efficiency
- Adopt up-to-date technology as it becomes available