All permits issued by the Inspections Department are inspected to ensure compliance with the North Carolina Building and Fire Codes. Inspections are requested by calling the Inspections Department. Routine fire inspections are performed in accordance with the State of North Carolina's mandated inspections schedule.
New! Online Permit Application
This application is for simple trade jobs that do not require plan review. Click the link below and follow the instructions on the right side of the application portal to submit your application. After the completion and submission, your application will be reviewed and issued. Please provide an email address and phone number for staff to inform you of permit approval and cost.
Required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish or repair a structure in the city limits of Forest City. This includes everything from certain storage sheds, decks and garages to commercial construction, signs and additions.
Download Building Permit
Download Sign Permit
Required for the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocation and service increases as well as interior and exterior fixed appliances and equipment connections.
Download Electrical Permit
Required for the replacement, repair or alteration of mechanical systems in structures. This includes air conditioning, heat, gas lines, gas logs, gaslights, gas grills, propane tanks and associated piping for flammable liquids.
Download Mechanical Permit
Required for all plumbing work including water service, drains, water mains, sewage disposal systems and related fixtures and appliances.
Download Plumbing Permit PDF.
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