NOTICE: Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with no new walk-ins accepted after 4:15 p.m.

Our inspectors work to ensure that the construction, alteration, or repair of structures in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem adhere to the established building codes and standards.

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Plan Review Fee Flier [pdf/78.9kb/1p]

October 2015 Electrical Code Class [pdf/84.5kb/1p]

*Instructions for setting up an inspectnet account [pdf]



Please note that you must be a Contractor in order to schedule your own inspections or to purchase permits via Inspectnet. General Contractors, however; cannot purchase building permits over the inspectnet. You must come into our office to purchase your building permit. If you were to have any questions concerning this process, you may call our Customer Service line at (336) 727-2624.

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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.

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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]

Congratulations to Glenn Johnson and Keith Kiger on passing
the Level 2 class. Now they will be taking the state exam! Good Job!!!

Congratulations to Onnie Pleasant for being our 2014 Employee of the Year! Her peers have spoke highly of her as being an outstanding employee who goes above and beyond what is expected. She never complains and always does what she is expected of her.

Onnie with award

Congratulations to Luke Beeson on passing the Level III Electrical Exam. Luke joined our team in January and has worked hard to accomplish the Electrical III certification which is a difficult task to do. Good job Luke!

Congratulations to Curtis Lambert!  Curtis passed the Level I Mechanical test.

Congratulations to Terry Parks on his passing the state test for a Level III Electrical Inspector.

Congratulations to Curtis Lambert on his passing the state test for a Level III Plumbing Inspector.

NOTICE » The 2013 Fees Schedule Brochure in effect 7/1/2013

Credit Card Acceptance Policy

The City of Winston-Salem accepts debit and credit (“bank”) card payments for a wide variety of goods and services. The city absorbs the card company and banking fees without charging the customer a convenience fee in order to encourage the use of internet and other electronic forms of payment.

Recently, large companies have implemented the use of bank cards to pay bills owed to the city. This has significantly increased the cost of bank card acceptance. In order to control these costs, the city is implementing limits on the amounts and number of transactions that can be paid using bank cards. Effective September 4, 2012, the city will only accept bank card payments up to a total of $2,500 in any thirty-day period. A limit of ten transactions per bank card per thirty-day period will apply. Checks and cash are always acceptable forms for payment. If you were to have additional questions, please contact the Revenue office at (336) 747-6953.

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


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.

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