Planning & Building Inspections

Welcome to the Department of Planning & Building Inspections!

Our goal is to protect the safety and welfare of the public and to enhance the general quality of life for our citizens and visitors by: ensuring land use conforms to local regulations, ensuring zoning and procedures are equitable, beneficial, and open to public scrutiny, and helping honor our past and prepare for our future.

Our staff is charged with balancing regulations and customer support that maintain a constructive relationship with our developers and citizens.

Departmental Staff:
(Please Note: Inspections and Code Enforcement Office Hours are 8:00-9:00am and 1:00-2:00pm)

Permit Applications  - Permit Fees not accepted over the phone

If submitting questions or applications via email, please use

Chief Building Inspector:
Brandon Keel
Phone number: 252-641-4236
Office hours: 8:00-9:00am and 1:00-2:00pm

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement:
Christian Darden
Phone number: 252-641-4214
Office Hours: 8:00-9:00am and 1:00-2:00pm

Planning Director:
Catherine Whitehurst Grimm
Phone number: 252-641-4249

Commercial Development and Main Street Coordinator:
Tina Parker
Phone number: 252-641-4242 

Geographic Information System Coordinator 
Chris Barbieri
Phone: 252-641-4243