Welcome to your resource for permits and inspections for all development services provided by Orange County!
Thank you for your patience as we continue to develop our new system.
Once fully developed, the portal will provide you with 24/7 online access to:
- Submit permit applications and electronic plans
- Obtain plan review comments, permit status updates, and view inspections
- Pay fees
For more information visit the Permitting Information Portal FAQ or visit the Permitting Information Portal General Information Page
*Please note staff support hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Orange County Fire & Life Safety issues all Mandatory Permits as required pursuant to Section 105 of the NC Fire Prevention Code within all the unincorporated areas of Orange County. See list of permits under the Code Enforcement section. Please allow 5 business days for processing.
Orange County also issues the Mandatory Operational Permits as required pursuant to Section 105 of the NC Fire Prevention Code and NCGS Chapter 14 Article 54 within all the unincorporated areas of Orange County and the Town of Hillsborough, except for the municipal limits of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and property owned by UNC and Duke.
For information on permits, please call 919-245-6100.