Obtain and Supply the Following WITH Application Forms

    • Site Plan Drawing
    • Sketch of Dimensions (include length and width measurements)
    •  Building Plans (can be hand-drawn)
    • CAMA Permit (Waterfront property only)
      • Contact info for Coastal Area Management Agency:
        • Field Representative: Lynn Mathis
        • 401 S. Griffin Street, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909
        • Phone: (252) 264-3901, Fax: (252) 331-2951
    • Septic Permit - Existing System Check (obtain from Camden County Health Department)
      • Required in order to delineate out where your system is located to avoid possibility of building on top of any portion of it.
      • Contact info for Camden County Health Dept.:
        • Contact Person: Kevin Carver or David Sweeny
        • P. O. Box 72, 160 US Hwy 158 East #B, Camden, NC, 27921
        • Phone: (252) 338-4460, Fax: (252) 338-4475
    • All Taxes MUST be Paid on Property PRIOR to Application.

NOTE:  This is for Decks built over land only.  For Waterway Structures, please use the instructions for Piers, Bulkheads, and Boatlifts.

This form is not for stick built houses, modular or mobile home dwellings.  For building permits for dwellings, click the 'Building Permits' link on the menu above and to the left, and select the appropriate project type.

FORM INSTRUCTIONS: Type permit information into the text-box fields on the form, also click any appropriate check-boxes. Fill in what you know, anything you don't know - leave blank. To print, click the "View & Print Application" button on the form. This will open a new window with your information typed on a printable form.

PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: Margins for printing the form are as follows: 0.5 Left, 0.5 Right, 0.5 Top, and 0.6 Bottom or less, in order to ensure proper printing. Set your margins as indicated by going into the page setup of your browser. Perform a print preview to make sure all areas of the form will print on each page as intended. If using Internet Explorer 7.0 or up, use print preview and the 'shrink to fit' feature to ensure that this 2-page form prints on 2 pages as intended. Be sure to save or print a copy of the printable form for your records (after having clicked "View & Print Application", there are buttons on form for print and save).
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Building Inspector

Barbara Rhoads Chief Building Inspector P.O. Box 74, 117 North NC 343 Camden, NC 27921 (252) 338-1919 x227