After-Hours Inspections

This program provides contractors and homeowners with code-certified inspectors outside normal business hours.

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Eligible Projects How To Request an After-Hours Inspection Next Steps

After-hours inspections are only for non-emergencies, and a contractor representative must be on site with job plans, a permit card, and list of areas needing inspection. Scheduling is based on the availability of Building and Safety division staff. A two-day notice is generally required for after-hours inspections.

Applicants must have a valid permit before scheduling an after-hours inspection, and all work must be complete and ready for inspection before scheduling. 

Eligible Projects

  • New construction;
  • Alterations;
  • Interior completions;
  • Additions;
  • Change of use;
  • Shell buildings; and,
  • Single-family dwellings.

How To Request an After-Hours Inspection

  1. Complete the After-hours inspection form, and submit: 
    1. In-person | One Exchange Plaza, 4th floor
    2. Via email |
    3. Via e-fax | 919-996-1831
  2. Within two business days, we will reach out to you to confirm the date and time of your inspection. We will also inform you of any associated fees.
  3. Pay your fees prior to the inspection. Fees can be paid over the phone or in-person.

Fees: $75/hour for residential projects. $125/hour for commercial projects. Fees are refundable for inspections cancelled by 3 p.m.

Next Steps

Contact the supervisor of the specific trade an inspection is needed for to schedule:

Leon Skinner Chief Building Official 919-996-2455  
Bryan Robinson Building Trade Group Supervisor 919-996-2445 984-789-1173
Jay Daunoy Electrical Trade Group Supervisor 919-996-2447 919-524-2178
Jerry Fraker Plumbing Trade Group Supervisor 919-996-2448 919-268-0118
Dick Flowers Mechanical Trade Group Supervisor 919-996-2449 919-278-6187


Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
InspectionsOffice of the Fire Marshal