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Central Permits & Building Inspections

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Chatham County Online Permitting Portal

Training Video: How to Register on CityView Portal

Training Video: How to Apply for a Permit



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The mission of Central Permitting is to:

  • Issue building permits and manage building inspections in an efficient, courteous manner in accordance with state and local laws and regulations.

  • Maintain an updated database of inspections and related information to support the work of related departments and to provide effective customer service.

The mission of the Inspections Office is to:

  • Enforce the Federal and State laws, North Carolina State Building Codes, local ordinances and regulations relating to the construction of buildings and administration of the fire code. 

  • Respond to the needs of developers and builders while balancing the safety of our citizens, all of which influences development cost, profitability, and the quality of construction in Chatham County.

NOTE: The Fire Marshal’s Office is also part of Central Permitting. For more information on that office, click here.

»»We do not accept any money transactions after 4:00 p.m. daily. There is an additional 3% fee added on to any credit card transaction.««


Designed as Helpful

Click here to find out more about a new consolidated pre-application form to guide applicants through the existing process of contacts and approvals required for hosting special events in Chatham County. There are no changes in types of events requiring permits or any other regulations.






  • Issue residential and commercial building permits

  • Inspect residential and commercial construction, additions and renovations

  • Review plans for construction work

  • Schedule required inspections

  • Release utilities, such as gas and electricity

  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy





Building Permit Expiration and Refund Policy - Effective April 6, 2009


OFFICE LOCATION: 80 East Street, Pittsboro (behind the BP station and Hardee’s).

OFFICE HOURS: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays

PHONE: (919) 542-8230

MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 548, Pittsboro, NC 27312

DIRECTOR: Jenny Williams


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