Inspections Division

The Inspections Division provides the comprehensive permitting and building inspections needs of Sanford, Broadway and Lee County. Operating under the North Carolina Building Code division provides permit applications, plan review, building permits, inspections services and applicable approvals for all residential, commercial and industrial construction.

Building Inspections utilizes electronic permitting and inspections administration through the enerGov Solutions.

Permits may be obtained from the Inspections Office.

Important Phone Numbers


  • After Hours Emergency Hotline: 919-718-4653 (nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Numbers to know during the inspection process:
    • City of Sanford/Lee County Inspections Office: 919-718-4654
    • Lee County Fire Marshall's Office: 919-718-4670
    • City of Sanford/Lee County Community Development Department: 919-718-4654
    • City of Sanford Engineering Department: 919-777-1122
    • City of Sanford Fire Department: 919-777-1300