Permits: Frequently Asked Questions

To be sure of what permit or documentation is required, you can view the county’s Permit Chart.

This chart provides general guidance on what permits are required for each project.

Yes, Plan Reviewers are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. To reach a reviewer, please call 910-798-7308.

A power release is processed and emailed to Duke/Piedmont following an approved inspection. Please allow 24-48 hours to process the release.

There are various reasons why a permit may be placed on hold, like an expired permit or additional information is needed.

If your permit is on hold, you can email coast@nhcgov.com to inquire.

Please reference your permit number in the subject line.

Different permits have different requirements, so you will want to check the details listed on your permit application.

Once you access COAST and select the permit application you need, there will be a list of requirements. Any additional forms required will also be linked to the application.

If your permit has expired, please re-apply for your permit.

Permits are not valid after expiration.

Please email coast@nhcgov.com to request a partial Certificate of Occupancy.

Reference your permit number in the subject line.

There are a number of reasons other agencies may hold your permit.

If your permit is on hold by CFPUA or the City of Wilmington, you can contact them directly at the numbers listed below.

  • CFPUA: 910-332-6550
  • City of Wilmington Zoning: 910-254-0900

File standards are a way to help with consistency when submitting plans and supporting documents.

Please see the document below for the file standards required for submittal:

Building Safety File Standards

Building Safety: 230 Government Center Dr, Suite 170 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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