Interior Building Inspection Changes in Response to COVID-19
Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, Village of Pinehurst building inspectors will discontinue in-person interior building inspections for occupied commercial and residential properties until further notice. This includes mechanical, hot water heater change outs and any other inspections that require building inspectors to enter the property. These changes are being made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect the health of Village staff and public and are consistent with guidance provided by the NC Department of Insurance on the use of Live Remote Inspections.
Building inspections are still required and can be accomplished remotely via live FaceTime, photos, and paper documentation scanned and emailed to Village staff. Any requests for interior building inspections for occupied properties should be submitted through the Village’s Online Permit Center or using the contact information below. You will be contacted by an Inspector if more information is needed and/or to establish a time to perform the remote inspection.
All new construction building inspections will continue to be completed in-person and as scheduled through the Inspection Hotline or Online Permit Center. The Village of Pinehurst requests, however, that no other persons be on site during these inspections.
PLEASE NOTE: Some types of inspections may not be able to be completed by remote inspection, based on assessment of the video call by your inspector. If this happens, the inspector may ask for further documentation from you attesting compliance.
Online Permit Center: https://aca3.accela.com/PINEHURST
Building Inspection Hotline: 910-295-3192
Chief Building Official: Scott Thomas
Office: 910-295-8666 Mobile: 910-639-5059
- Memo from NC Department of Insurance re: Live Remote Inspections
- Live Remote Inspections Guidance from NC Code Officials Qualification Board
Building Inspections is a division of the Planning & Inspections Department and reports directly to the Planning and Inspections Director. The Inspections Department includes three building inspectors. Inspection personnel both review and enforce compliance with the North Carolina State Building Codes and local regulations for all residential and commercial construction and development within the Village limits and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The Inspectors also provide guidance with classes to builders about state and local building codes and ordinances.
Other responsibilities include:
- Performing approximately 7,600 inspections annually
- Approving plans for approximately 330 residential and 20 commercial projects per year resulting in the issuance of 228 Certificates of Occupancy (CO)