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Inspections Department

Mission Statement:
To protect the life, health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Hertford County and comply with local, state, and federal laws by ensuring that public and private buildings are constructed or remodeled in accordance with all minimum codes.  To provide the highest level of customer service and perform building inspections in an efficient, professional and timely manner.

Hertford County Inspection Department has authority granted under NCGS 153-352. The duties and responsibilities of an inspection department and of the inspectors in it are to enforce within the county’s territorial jurisdiction.  State and local laws and local ordinances and regulations relating to:

  • The construction of buildings; 
  • The installation of such facilities as plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating systems, refrigeration system, and air-conditioning systems;
  • The maintenance of buildings in a safe, sanitary, and healthful condition;
  • Other matters that may be specified by the board of commissioners.

These duties and responsibilities include receiving applications for permits and issuing or denying permits, making necessary inspections, issuing or denying certificates of compliance, issuing orders to correct violations, bringing judicial actions against actual or threatened violations, keeping adequate records, and taking any other actions that be required to adequately enforce the laws and ordinances and regulations.  The board of commissioners may enact reasonable and appropriate provisions governing the enforcement of the laws and ordinance and regulations.