As of January 4, 2024, Lenoir County Planning & Inspections is using a new permitting software to administrate permits and inspections.  
The public can access the portal at: 

The Lenoir County Planning and Inspection Department exists to provide the citizens of Lenoir County with state-mandated inspections for all phases of construction and the administration and enforcement of all Board adopted legislation, including the Land Use Plan, County Zoning, Subdivision, Manufactured Housing and Junkyard ordinances. The issuance of permits for construction and the provision of inspection services as required under N.C.G.S. 153a-351 will help ensure the public’s life, safety, health and welfare in the building and land use environment. The department also enforces the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Rating System for FEMA. The department provides owners and builders with plan review, answers to code-related questions and investigation of complaints.

The Department provides guidance and direction in the adoption of policies and regulations to encourage orderly growth and development and long-range community development in Lenoir County. These public policy choices include: residential, commercial, and industrial land use development standards; Floodplain Management; County-Wide Sewer Development; Watershed Protection; & Automobile Graveyard and Junkyard enforcement. This work involves the collection and evaluation of data, research and analysis of options and alternatives, and the selection and implementation of projects and programs.

Adam Short
Assistant  County Manager
Planning & Inspections Director

Lenoir County Planning & Inspections Department
Fax: 252-559-2261

Physical Address:
101 N. Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm