PO BOX 3729
225 E Weatherspoon St
Sanford, NC 27331




Inspections Division

115 Chatham Street - Ground Floor


The Inspections Division provides the comprehensive permitting and building inspections needs of Sanford, Broadway and Lee County.  Operating under the NC 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:

Inspections Office, 115 Chatham Street, Sanford, NC 27330

Office hours are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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 Dept (919) 718-4654

City of Sanford Engineering Department (919) 777-1122

City of Sanford Fire Department (919)777-1300

Utilities Connections Coordinator (919) 777-1243

            Chris Riggins

            Inspections Administrator

            (919) 718-4654 ext. 5361 


            Todd McMillen

            Building Inspector

            (919) 718-4654 ext. 5362 


            Larry Blickenstaff

            Building Inspector

            (919) 718-4654 ext. 5365


            James Collins

            Building Inspector

            (919) 718-4554 ext. 5366


            Paulette Harmon

            Administrative Assistant II

            (919) 718-4654 ext. 5369



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Inspections Services is located at 115 Chatham Street.

Online permits, plan reviews, & inspections are now available for Sanford/Lee County.