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
  • Insulation
  • 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.