Inspections Home


Welcome to the new "Central Permitting" website for Davidson County!
Davidson County's Central Permitting Office administers Environmental Health Permits, Zoning Compliances, Building and Utility Permits. 
Customers and businesses can now apply for and retrieve permits in one location.


The CP Department is located at 912 Greensboro Street, Lexington, NC 27292.



Thank You For Visiting The New Central Permitting Webpage. We Are Currently Making Some Changes to Our Website and You Will be Unable to Schedule Inspections Online While We are Making Changes. 

Please Call 336-242-2230 to Schedule an Inspection or with Questions Regarding Inspection Results.

Thank You! 



Central Permitting Services

The Mission of the Davidson County Environmental Health Section is to safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education and above all, dedication to the public trust.

At the Central Permitting Department customers will be able to submit applications for all types of environmental health permits. Environmental Health staff will be in the Central Permitting office from 8-9 AM.  Approved permits will also be picked up at the Central Permitting office which conveniently houses a zoning officer and building permit technicians which will continue your development process.

For more information on regulations, fees, and procedures regarding the environmental health process click 

The Planning and Zoning Department's mission is to carry out a comprehensive planning program designed to promote and maintain the orderly physical growth and development of Davidson County.

If you have any questions regarding the permitting process for residential or commercial projects, please visit the Central Permitting office and speak with our zoning official.

For more information on regulations, fees, and procedures regarding the zoning process click

Fire Marshal’s Office Mission Statement

To Preserve Life and Property from Fire, Explosion, Electrical and related Hazards through prevention, life safety education, investigation, and enforcement of fire codes. To provide technical assistance to fire departments, the public, industries and schools in obtaining these goals.

The CP office will collect fees and plans for the Fire Marshal department along with the building plans for commercial and institutional structures.

For more information on regulations, fees, and procedures regarding the Fire Marshal process Click
here or call 336-242-2281

The Davidson County Inspections Department strives to ensure construction of safer buildings through code enforcement.

The Davidson County Inspections Department is authorized by the North Carolina General Statutes to enforce the North Carolina State Building Code.  Our primary function is to accept plans for review and issuance of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits.  We also issue permits for modular and manufactured homes as well as demolition, signs, renovation and swimming pools.  We are responsible for the enforcement of the Floodplain Ordinance and the compliance of all structures within the county relative to the Building Code.

The Central Permitting Office will also be home to Davidson County's Inspection Department!  Our inspectors will be in the office 7:30-8:30 am to answer questions. The Inspection Department Director and Commercial Plans Examiner will also be present in the Central Permitting Office. 

For more information on regulations, fees, and procedures regarding the Inspections Department call 336-242-2230