Permits & Inspections

Corolla's Permits & Inspections Office Hours Temporarily Changed
Beginning Monday, July 29, 2019 the Currituck County Satellite Office in Corolla will have office hours for Permits & Inspections from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This temporary reduction in office hours is due to a current staff shortage. An announcement will be made when the Permits & Inspections staff is able to resume normal office hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in the Corolla Satellite Office.

Office hours in the mainland Permits & Inspections Office will remain at normal times of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Citizens are also encouraged to use the county’s online system when they wish to apply for permits and schedule inspections.

The duties and responsibilities of the Permit & Inspections Division, and of the inspectors in it, are to enforce within the county’s territorial jurisdiction state and local laws, and local ordinances and regulations relating to:

  • The construction of buildings;
  • The installation of such facilities as plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating systems, refrigeration systems, and air-conditioning systems;
  • The maintenance of buildings in a safe, sanitary, and healthful condition;
  • Other matters that may be specified by the board of commissioners.

These duties and responsibilities include:

  • Receiving applications for permits and issuing or denying permits;
  • Making necessary inspections, issuing or denying certificates of compliance;
  • Issuing orders to correct violations;
  • Bringing judicial actions against actual or threatened violations;
  • Keeping adequate records;
  • Taking any other actions that may be required to adequately enforce the laws, ordinances, and regulations.  The board of commissioners may enact reasonable and appropriate provisions governing the enforcement of the laws,ordinances and regulations.