Permitting Center

PLEASE NOTE: on Monday, October 15, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor Roy Cooper approved and signed into law, legislation which enacts a moratorium on building permit, inspection, and certificate of occupancy fees for projects related to Hurricane Florence damage, effective until December 31, 2018.

To read the full details of this legislation, CLICK HERE.

Permit Requirements 
When required, any owner or contractor wishing to perform work on a future or existing structure, shall first make application to the Permitting Center and obtain the required permit for the work.
Obtaining a Building Permit 
Depending on the work being performed, there are several things you may need and steps to follow to obtain the correct permit.
Placing a Mobile Home 

To place a manufactured home on a lot in Pitt County, a Manufactured Home Set-Up Permit must be obtained.
Lien Agent Information 
As of April 1, 2013, North Carolina law requires that an owner or general contractor appoint a lien agent for improvements to real property.
Improvement Permit Process (Septic Systems) 
Certain property and structure improvements require permits be obtained.
Work Not Requiring A Permit 
View a list of work projects that do not require a permit in Pitt County.
Permit Fees (PDF) 
Access this document that lists the current permit fees for the county.
Permit Online Reporting Tool (PORT) 
Pitt County offers this tool as a public service and every effort is made to provide accurate material through online searches.

Permitting Related Telephone Numbers

  • Town of Ayden Planning - 252-481-5828
  • Town of Bethel Planning - 252-825-6191
  • Town of Fountain - 252-749-2881
  • Town of Grifton - 252-524-5168
  • Town of Winterville Planning - 252-756-2221
  • Village of Simpson - 252-757-1430