Building Inspections


Mission Statement

Maximize building safety for the general public and uphold the State Building Code, efficiency and public relations.

The Building Inspections Department provides the executive leadership needed to effectively conduct the business of our County Government in the areas of:

  1. Building Construction: Conduct plan reviews, issue permits, perform inspections and testing, issue Certificates of Occupancies for each form of new, repaired, or altered construction in the county.
  2. Building Safety: Research State Statutes and Building Codes, and coordinate all county department approvals to achieve a maximum of building safety for the general public whether it be in our schools, businesses, or residential homes.
  3. Public Awareness: Act as liaison for the public and contractors. Accumulate, documents and update the public to code requirements and safety issues.
  4. Enforcement: Investigate complaints, fire and demolition activities; Respond to emergencies, issue abatements, cease and desists, violations, request orders of condemnation, injunctions, and fines to achieve code compliance.



Applications and Permits

2013 Inspections Fee Schedule - click here

General Construction Permit Application (fill in form) – click here

Manufactured Home Permit Application (fill in form) – click here




Greene County Policy and Procedure for New Construction

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures necessary for new residential or commercial construction in Greene County.  This policy outlines the proper steps, directions, and required information for persons or entities looking to build or erect a structure in Greene County.  This policy outlines all the necessary permits and applications needed for this process. The intent of this policy is to make the procedure more efficient and to benefit persons or entities looking to develop in Greene County.

Please click on the link below for a copy of the Policy and Procedure.

New Construction


Other Information

NC Floodplain Mapping - click here

Abandoned, Nuisance, and Junked Vehicles Complaint Form - (Click Here)


Contact Information

Scott Sutton, Director
104 Hines Street Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone: 252-747-4019
Fax: 252-747-4013