Permit Application Process

Permit Application Process:
  • Applications for Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas-Piping and Mobile Home Set-up trades may be downloaded, signed, and returned to the Inspection Department, along with applicable fee.
  • All fees can be paid by check or cash. Checks should be made payable to Gates County.
  • Applicant is welcome to call Development Coordinator at 252-357-0122 to request fee amount when necessary.
  • Signed & completed applications (with check for correct permit fee) may be mailed to:
                  Inspections Department
                  Attn: Scott Powell
                  200 Court Street
                  Gatesville, NC 27938
  • Any time after a permit is issued and valid, a request for inspection may be made by calling the Customer Service Department at 252-357-0122. The only same day inspection that takes place is inspection for emergency electrical reconnections.
  • Always reference a permit number or address and always leave instructions about key or other entry information.
  • Do not leave inspection request on voice mail.
  • Apply for permits.