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Construction Permits

Construction permits are REQUIRED for the following in the list below.  Fee schedules are also listed, and are effective July 01, 2023.  

Any required permits not obtained prior to beginning permit required work will result in double permit fees.

Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems - Fixed Fire Suppression/Sprinklers   $50.00 + $2.00 per nozzle head

  • To install or modify an automatic fire-extinguishing system. Maintenance is not considered a modification.

Battery Systems     $100.00

  • To install stationary battery systems having a liquid capacity more than 50 gallons.

Compressed Gases

  • To install, repair, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, close or subtantially modify a compressed gas system exceeding amounts listed in table 105.6.9 of the NC Fire Protection Code.

Cryogenic Fluids

  • To install or make alterations to outdoor stationary cryogenic fluid storage systems where the system capacity exceeds the amounts listed in table 105.6.11 of the NC Fire Protection Code.

Fire Alarm and Detection Systems/Related Equipment   $50.00 + $2.00 per initiating device

  • To install or modify a fire alarm system and related equipment. Maintenance is not considered a modification.

Fire Pumps and Related Equipment

  • To install or modify fire pumps and related fuel tanks, jockey pumps, contollers and generators.

Flammable and Combustible Liquids (AGST/UST)

    Removal, New Installation, Pipe Inspections - $100.00     Reinspections - $100.00

  • To install, construct or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used.
  • To install, alter, remove, abandon, place out of service or otherwise dispose of a flammable or combustible liquid tank.

Gates and Baricades across Fire Apparatus Roads     $100.00

  • To install or modify a gate or barricade across a fire apparatus road.

Hazardous Materials   

  • To install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, or close or substantially modify a storage facility or other area regulated by Chapter 50 of the NC Fire Protection Code. 

Industrial Ovens

  • To install industrial ovens as covered by Chapter 30 Of the NC Fire Protection Code. 


Private Fire Hydrants    $75.00

  • To install or modify private fire hydrants.

Smoke Control or Exhaust Systems

  • To install or make aterations to smoke control or smoke exhaust systems.

Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

  • To install or modify solar photovoltiac power systems.

Spraying or Dipping   $75.00

  • To install or modify a spray room, dip tank or booth.

 Standpipe Systems    $150.00

  • To install, modify or remove from service a standpipe system.
 Temporary Membrane Structures, Tents and Canopies    $100.00 (Includes Plan Review)
  • To erect an air-supported temporary membrane structure, or a temporary stage canopy having an area en excess of 400 square feet tent, or a tent having an area in excess of 800 square feet.


  • Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes.
  • Funeral tents and curtains or extensions attached thereto, when used for funeral services.
  • Tents open on all sides, which comply with the following:
    • Individual tents having a maximum size of 1800 square feet.
    • The aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a fire break clearance of not less than 12 feet and shall not exceed 1800 square feet total.
    • A minimum clearance of 12 feet to structues and other tents shall be provided. 

Other    *See fees below

  • Alcohol Beverage Control Inspection     $100.00
  • Certificate of Occupancy Certification (Final Inspection)  $50.00
    • Certificate of Occupancy Certification (Final Inspection) re-check per violation $50.00
  • Foster Home Inspections
    • Outside City of Dunn and ETJ     $25.00

Excemption:   Homes licensed through Harnett County Department of Social Services.

  • Hazard Violations
    • Locked or Blocked exit doors    $250.00 each Exit Door/Each Occurrence
    • Exceeding Posted Occupancy Capacity w/ failure to comply    $250.00 each occurrence  
  • Non-Compliance of Violations
    • First reinspection if violations are not corrected $50.00 per violation
    • Second reinspection if violations are not corrected $100.00 per violation
    • Third and subsequent reinspections if violations are not corrected $200.00 per violation
  • Plans Review
    • Up to 5,000 square feet $50.00
    • 5,001 to 10,000 square feet $100.00
    • 10,000 to 25,000 square feet $150.00
    • 25,000 and over $.01 per square foot
    • Major Subdivision Site Plan Review $100.00
    • Commercial Site Plan Review $50.00
    • Plan Revisions/Resubmittals $50.00
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