Craven County Inspections provides a review of residential and commercial projects and enforces the NC State Building Codes.
Required Inspections for Residential Construction
The required inspections for residential construction include:
- Footing for crawl space and raised slabs
- Temporary electric for service poles
- Plumbing for under slabs
- Concrete slab for slab house
- Floor system for crawl space before plywood installed
- Rough-in framing
- Rough-in electrical
- Rough-in plumbing
- Rough-in mechanical
- Final electrical
- Certificate of occupancy
Mobile Home Permit
Inspections 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 should be done at the same time. Inspections 6 through 9 are also to be done at the same time. The process for purchasing a Mobile Home Permit is as follows:
- Have proper Land Use Application Permit.
- Have proper and current sewer permit.
- If your property is in a FEMA flood zone, you will need to have a preliminary flood certificate.
- Have a completed Mobile Home Inspection application with the contractor's name and license number.
Expedite Permit Purchase & Inspection Process
The following information can help expedite your permit purchase and inspection process:
- We encourage all applicants to complete all necessary permit applications prior to visiting the Planning and Inspections office
- All required inspections are included as part of the mobile home and mechanical permit process
- If the site is in an identified FEMA flood zone, then a final flood elevation certificate will be required before power can be turned on to the structure
- There will be a re-inspection fee charged if your home does not pass the initial inspection
- At the time of inspection, the following items must be completed:
- House must be properly blocked up and tied down (new homes per factory manual and used homes per North Carolina code book)
- Plumbing must be complete with septic connection uncovered
- All wiring must be completed per the National Electric Code
- Must have proper steps at all doors
- Must have positive drainage from under home
Please see the frequently asked questions (PDF) section of this website for more information regarding Building Inspections.