Planning and Inspections

Building Permits - Downloadable Forms - New Water & Sewer Tap Procedures - Fee Schedule
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***Please see the bottom portion of this page for answers to frequently asked questions.***

FOR INSPECTION REQUESTS - please call or email:
(336) 475-4252  or

>>>ATTENTION ALL PROPERTY OWNERS - PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED LINK TO THE LEFT FOR NEW WATER & SEWER TAP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (this new policy becomes effective October 1st, 2023 and will not be deviated from.<<<

Our Purpose
The department's purpose is to serve the City of Thomasville by protecting the public's health, safety, and general welfare.  This protection is provided through the enforcement of the technical codes and the General Statues set forth by the State of North Carolina, as well as, Thomasville's Code of Ordinances.  It is our goal to enforce these codes in a professional manner and provide knowledge and understanding to contractors and citizens of Thomasville.  In addition, we accept plans for review and issuance of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits for new construction, additions to existing structures, and alterations to existing structures.  The department also issues permits for demolition, storage buildings,  signs, and swimming pools.

Office Information
The office staff works from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and inspectors work from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Please be advised the department is closed from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (daily).  If you would like to speak to an inspector, please call or come to our office during the hours of 8-9 AM or 1-2 PM. They are available to answer your questions and lend assistance during those in-office hours.

-             call or email:  (336) 475-4252  or
- call or email:  (336) 475-4249 or

When am I required to hire a licensed general or trades contractor?

What happens if I begin work without pulling necessary permits.

Can my permit(s) be revoked?