P 336.318.6565 | F 336.636.7574 | Director: David Bryant
The Randolph County Building Inspections Department is a service
agency of county government. The Inspections Department is
responsible for the issuance of permits, inspection of work done
by all building trades, and enforcement of the North Carolina
State Building Codes and the
Randolph County Unified Development Ordinance.
The Randolph County Building Inspections Department performs
inspections on building construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC
(heating and cooling), and insulation. Additionally, modular
and mobile home setup inspections are performed, as well as compliance
Randolph County addressing requirements.
In addition to the issuance of permits and the
performance of inspections in the unincorporated areas of Randolph
County, the Inspections Department also provides these services
for the municipalities of Archdale, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur,
Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity.
The Inspections Department also performs
construction plan reviews
and schedules inspection requests, releases utilities such
as electrical and gas, and issues certificates of occupancy.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Inspectors can be reached between 8 and 9 a.m. and between 4 and
To provide courteous service and a straightforward process for homeowners and contractors to obtain the necessary construction permits.
The Permitting service area is responsible for assisting with administrative and financial
tasks as well as assisting citizens, homeowners, and contractors throughout the permitting
process. An Inspection Administrative Technician works in the Asheboro office reviewing all
paperwork, maintaining various permitting files, assisting Inspection staff with research and
communication drafts, keying and scanning inspection results, reviewing and closing files,
issuing various permits, and assisting applicants in this process.
Plan Review Mission
The mission of the Plan Review area is to verify code compliance and identify code deficiencies prior to construction, by providing a timely and thorough plan review of both commercial and residential projects.
The Plan Review service area is responsible for reviewing construction drawings, organizing submitted drawings, and guiding applicants in this process. The County has one designated plan reviewer who works from the Asheboro office. This person reviews all plans except for residential drawings that are submitted to the Archdale office. Residential plans submitted in Archdale are reviewed by the building inspector stationed in that office.
Residential plans (floor plans or blueprints) must be submitted for approval if no licensed contractor is involved. For non-conventional construction (log house, post and beam, etc.), the homeowner must hire an engineer to design the plans. All commercial plans must be approved. If the project is over 2,500 square feet in size or over $90,000 in value, the plans have to be sealed by an engineer or an architect. On certain large projects, the N.C. Department of Insurance must also approve the plans. Plans must be approved before a building permit is issued.
Building Codes - NC Department of Insurance Website - http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering_and_Codes/
Fair Housing - HUD.gov
Planning and Zoning