Applications, Forms, & Fees

Building Safety Building Permit Application Submittals

Applicants or their designees may submit a permit application:

  • By email:
    • Simple applications (general repairs, etc.) and trade permits (Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing) – Please email the permit application to Applicants will receive an email response from Development Services staff to confirm the receipt of documents.
    • Applications including electronic plans – Please email the permit application to
  • By fax: 910-798-7811
  • By mail: Building Safety Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 170, Wilmington, NC 28403.
  • In person at the Development Services Center located at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 170

Applications that require the submission of large site plans may be submitted on CD or uploaded to the Plan Review FTP website.

Additional Commercial Requirements:

  • Four complete sets of drawings
  • Appendix B Application
  • Appropriate New Hanover County Building Application
  • Appropriate Zoning Confirmation

Building Safety Trade Permit Application Submittals (Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing)

Note: the Building Safety Department accepts cash, check, or credit/debit cards for payment. If you have questions about the electronic submittal process, please call the Development Services Center at 910-798-7308.

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Fees are automatically calculated by the New Hanover County Building Safety Department permitting software system.

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