Building Inspection Fees

Permits Required Residential Commercial
Building $0.17 per square foot $0.19 per square foot
Tall Structures Building Permit Fee 1% of total project valuation
(minimum $200)
1% of total project valuation
(minimum $200)
Insulation $0.06 per heated square foot $0.06 per heated square foot
Electrical Temporary Pole: $70
0-100 amps: $95
101-200-amps: $115
201-300-amps: $135
301-400-amps: $155
Over 400 amps: $0.45 per amp
Temporary Pole: $70
$0.85 per amp
Plumbing (per fixture) $12 $17
Mechanical
$0.09 per heated square foot $0.13 per heated square foot
Fire Inspections $70 $70
Renovation
(per $1000 of contract)
$8 $12
Deck / Docks / Piers Up to 300 square feet: $70
Over 300 square feet: $0.22 per square foot
Up to 300 square feet: $70
Over 300 square feet: $0.22 per square foot
Sprinklers $70 plus $0.06 per square foot $70 plus $0.06 per square foot
Swimming Pool $70 $70
Solar Panels $400 plus $5 per panel For the first 200 panels $5 per panel and for each additional panel over 200 it will be $1 per panel. ($500 Minimum)
Manufactured Home Single Wide: $110
Double Wide: $165
Triple Wide: $205
n/a
Sign Permit n/a
$1.50 per square foot per face
Re-Inspection Fee $70 $70
Demolition Permit $70 $70


Service / Violation
Home Owners Fees
Contractors Fees
No Permit Violation
1st Offense: Written warning
2nd Offense: $250 and no inspections or permits of any trade until fees are paid
1st Offense: $250 and no inspections or permits of any trades until fees are paid
2nd Offense: 1st offense penalties plus licensing board contacted
After-Hours Inspection Fee (1 hour minimum)
$75 per hour
$75 per hour
Certificate of Occupancy
$25 $25
Certificate of Compliance
$25
$25
New Bern Sewer Inspections
$70 $70

Please note: Minimum permit fee is $70.