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We are pleased to offer these permit application forms for your convenience. Select the form of your choice in the list shown below, then click on the PDF icon. Print out the form, fill it in, then fax it or mail it to the address shown below.


  1. Download and print out the form, fill in out, then fax or mail it in.
  2. The following areas are better defined to assist you in completing the form:
    • Contractor's estimate - Enter the amount of the construction cost minus the cost of the electrical, plumbing, mechanical and insulation
    • Type of construction - Residential will be Type VI. Type V and Type VI are common for small commercial. If unsure, call Robert Wells at (252) 972-1113 for assistance
    • Building area - Add the exterior walls to obtain this. Do not include decks, porches, garages, carports and patios. These must be added separate. Be sure to enter the total square footage in the Total area in sq. ft. since the cost of the permit is based on square footage
    • Owner/Applicant Signature - Sign the form and fax or mail it to the following:     - Fax: (252) 972-1590
          - Mail: Permit Clerk
                      Inspection Services
                      P.O. Box 1180
                      Rocky Mount, NC 27802-1180
  3. The permit cannot be processed without payment. The forms on this page are applications ONLY. You will be contacted usually the next working day if your application is approved and you may come to Inspection Services, located on the second floor of City Hall, to obtain your permit and make payment. NO WORK MAY COMMENCE WITHOUT HAVING FIRST OBTAINED THE PERMIT. If you are a licensed contractor who is billed by the City, you will be contacted when your permit has been issued.

    Contact phone numbers:

Inspector office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Afternoon hours are not always able to be observed due to work load. Each inspector has voice mail so you may leave him/her a message and they will return your call as soon as possible.

We have a 24 inspection line that can be reached at (252) 972-1350. Be sure to include the address of the inspection, the permit number, the contractor who is requesting the inspection, and the type of inspection requested. We operate on a next day inspection so request left on the 24 hour line will be handled the next working day. Failure to provide adequate information for the inspection request will void the request so please provide the above information at a minimum.

E-mail your questions or comments to robert.wells@rockymountnc.gov