The Inspections Division of the Planning and Development Services Department is a City-County agency responsible for reviewing and inspecting building related activities throughout all of Forsyth County, with the exception of Kernersville. Our staff reviews plans and issues permits for electrical, mechanical, plumbing and building activities consistent with the codes adopted by the State of North Carolina. Additionally, our staff issues permits and enforces zoning regulations consistent with the adopted zoning codes (Unified Development Ordinances) of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, Clemmons, Lewisville and Walkertown.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with no new walk-in customers accepted after 4:15 p.m. daily.
The Permit Office will be closed on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:45am-9:45am. Permits will not be issued during this time.
The Inspections Division of the Planning and Development Services Department has activated a new online permitting system called BuildIT. BuildIT replaces InspectNet.
Administrative Zoning Letter Requests [pdf/44.4kb/1p]
Electronic Plan Review Application Instructions:
Domestic Kitchen Makeup Air Requirements [pdf/81.6kb/1p]
How is our service, good or bad? Please take our CUSTOMER SERVICE FEEDBACK survey. We will compile the results to better enhance our service to you.
The City of Winston-Salem has enacted a cell phone policy restricting the use of a City-issued cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Therefore, if you attempt to reach one of our inspectors by phone and they do not answer, please leave them a message and they will return your call as soon as possible.
MUNICODE (Code of Ordinances for Winston-Salem):
Unified Development Ordinances - Municode
From Dan Dockery's Desk -North Carolina Council of Code Officials [pdf/258kb/8p]
BUILDING SAFETY MONTH MAY!!!!!!
WEEK ONE//MAY 1-7, 2017
Mentoring the Next Generation of Building Professionals
WEEK TWO//MAY 8-14, 2017
Building Design Solutions for All Ages
WEEK THREE//MAY 15-21, 2017
Manage the Damage — Preparing for Natural Disasters
WEEK FOUR//MAY 22-28, 2017
Investing in Technology for Safety, Energy & Water Efficiency
Congratulations to Glenn Johnson in passing his Level II Building Inspector test.
Credit Card Acceptance Policy
Bank Card Payment Acceptance Policy October 1 2015.pdf
Permits for New Residential Single Family Construction requires posting of the Energy Efficiency Certificate [pdf/182kb/1p].
Inspections Division Offering Commercial Building Evaluation Service || Change of Use Form on Forms & Fees page
NOTICE OF CHANGES: ALL EROSION CONTROL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING PLAN SUBMITTAL APPLICANTS [pdf/45.6kb/1p]
NOTICE: COMMERCIAL PERMIT APPLICANTS - PLAN REVIEW FEE CHANGES [pdf/69kb/1p]
FOR THE KIDS!
Be sure to see our page especially designed for you. There are several links to a lot of fun activities to do. There is even a little bit of history too. "The Kid Zone." Enjoy.
LOCATION GUIDE to City and County Offices in Downtown Winston-Salem [pdf/396kb/1p]
Looking for the inspector territorial maps? Use the Forms & Fees link, look down under Forms for Inspector Territorial Maps.