Docks, Piers, Bulkheads, and Waterway Structures

 Obtain and Supply the Following WITH Application Forms

  • Site Plan Drawing
  • Sketch of Dimensions (include length and width measurements)
  • Building Plans (Refer to Chapter 36 of the NC Building Code for requirements for professional engineering)
  • 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
  • All Taxes MUST be Paid on Property PRIOR to Application.

NOTE: Effective  June 1, 2007, All Bulkheads, Piers and  Waterway structures will be required to have a North Carolina PE Sealed set of building plans at the time of permit application.  Refer to Chapter 36 of the NC Building Code for requirements for professional engineering.  Piers and Docs associated with one- or two-family dwellings and meeting the exceptions of the NC Residential Code are exempted from the requirements for professional engineering.

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