Welcome to New Hanover County Building Safety

Building Safety has two departments: Permitting and Inspections. The Permitting Department is responsible for all building permitting functions, the development services call center and customer service lobby at the Government Center. The Inspections Department is responsible for plan reviews and inspections, as well as oversight of the COAST online development portal.

These two departments work together to safeguard the life, health, and property of all New Hanover County residents.

Building Safety: 230 Government Center Dr, Suite 170 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7308 • Fax 910-798-7811
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