Building Inspections


We are now located at: 116 S. Topsail Drive, Surf City.

The Building Inspections department is located on the first floor of Town Hall and is a portion of the Community Development department. Building Inspections is responsible for enforcing the North Carolina and International Building Codes, Federal Flood and Code Compliance.

The building inspector, Steve Padgett, may be contacted at 910-328-4131x101 or by email or email Shelia Cox, Administrative Assistant.


**Beginning June 12, 2019, the Town of Surf City will start using the ViewPoint online permitting system.

Instructions on signing up for your account. The process is simple, and you will be submitting online permit requests in minutes.

Once you sign up and select your permit, the ViewPoint system has further instructions on how to submit the application and other required documents. Also included are detailed instructions on how to request inspections online and receive inspection results. If you need further assistance, contact the Community Development Department at (910) 328-4131x101.