Building Inspections

General Information

If Work Begins Without A Permit, The Fee Is Double.

All taxes must be paid before a building permit is issued. 

Building Permits Do Not Include:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Insulation
  • Other Permits That May Be Required

If you are building a new single family home in Columbus County please print the following packets to help guide you through the permitting process. 

Smartgov NC Public Portal

Single Family Home Packet

Water Services Application 

Major Development

Planned Unit Development Process

New Fees Effective July 1, 2023

Inspection Fees

Fee Schedule

Electric Service

ATTENTION BUILDERS: If you are in the Duke Energy service territory, please complete your application for service with Duke Energy to keep your project on schedule. Visit to access our new Builder Portal and self-serve your request for construction and permanent power, as well as track your work orders. You will also find contact information for our dedicated Builder Phone Line. You can call to have a specialized team member assist you with your application for service.

Duke Energy After Hours Emergency Inspection

Duke Energy - Apply For Service To Keep Your Project On Schedule (Flyer)



Contact Us 

Building Inspections
Name Title Phone Number
Kyle Duncan Director
Marsha Funderburk Permit Specialist
Darin Jackson Building Inspector
Madison Priest Office Assistant

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday  8:30am - 5:00pm

127 West Webster St
Whiteville, NC  28472
(910) 640 6619 voice
(910) 640 6649 fax

No Permits will be issued
from 11:30am to 1:00pm
or after 4:30pm