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Mainland Office

Address
Currituck Historic Courthouse
153 Courthouse Road
Suite 110 
Currituck, NC 27929

Phone
Central Permitting
252-232-3378
Planning and Zoning
252-232-3055

Fax
Central Permitting
252-232-3470
Planning and Zoning
252-232-3026
Corolla Office

Address
1123 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927

Phone
252-453-8555

Fax
252-453-8300
 
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Soil and Footing Inspections

There are several different types of soils in Currituck County, ranging from very poorly drained soils such as Cape Fear (Ca) to Conetoe (CnA), which is a well-drained soil.  Also found in some areas of the county are soils known as shrink swell.  A few of the soils located in our county are suitable for foundations and require no soil investigations when constructing a footing. 

Some of these soils are what is known as moderate soils, in these areas the inspector will have to determine whether to require a soil test to determine the soil's characteristics, in accordance with Section R401.4 of the 2012 North Carolina Residential Code.  In other areas the soils are considered unsuitable and in these areas a soil test will be required when the permit is issued and the footing will not be inspected until the report is received and any necessary engineered modifications are made.

We have created a soil map showing the three areas as mentioned above.  Please refer to this map when planning your project.  If your project is in an area with moderate soils we recommend that you get a soil test before constructing your footing.  

Please call 252-232-3378 for questions.