Internet Permitting and Inspection System
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte 28208





> Select an option from the View Permits menu to:

  • View permits and inspections by address or permit number;

Select an option from the Links menu to:

  • Check status of a plan review
  • See who your inspector is.


> Click Sign In to submit permits, schedule inspections, view your permits, inspections, and account.

> Note: If you are new to the system, create a new Login.

> View your Defect Rate Charges by entering your Permit Number and clicking on the Certificate of Occupancy link. The Defect Rate Report is page 2 of the CO.

> Click Sign In to submit permits, schedule inspections, view your permits, and inspections.

> Note: If you are new to the system, create a new Login.

> Click Homeowner’s Tool Box to view information, instructions, guides, brochures, forms and publications.

Trade Internet Permits Update
Trade Permit (TIPS) has been reformatted: For both Residential and Commercial equipment change-outs of entire unit, equipment repair, equipment replacement of a part, new equipment installation, or gas piping only for existing buildings Please submit using the new path above “Equipment Trade Internet Permit”. The primary contractor may submit and pull Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical permits for Trade Equipment projects including paying for all sub-trades. Residential single family attached & Townhouse-Land for Sale will get direct permits while Commercial condominiums & Apartments will follow the CTAC In-scope review workflow. Upon completing the on-line process and having the permit(s) issued, a contractor can immediately request inspections as soon as the work is performed. Calling in the final inspection (FI) on the master permit will auto-schedule the sub-trades FI. The county will send a certified inspector to verify code compliance.

• Change-out entire unit • Equipment Repair • Equipment Replacement of a part • New Equipment Installation • Gas Piping Only • Repair/Replace Meter/Panel / Service Upgrade • Repair/Replace Sewer/Water systems / IBF devices

Need help?
Call our Customer Service Center at 980-314-CODE.


Live Remote Inspections - Important Informtion

Please read prior to requesting an inspection.


COVID-19 Update
While we are continuing to perform field inspections, effective March 18, 2020, our offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Permit issuance will continue with little change. Field inspections will continue with slight modifications to observe social distancing protocols.

If your team already has a meeting scheduled at our offices, we will be contacting you to arrange a virtual or “video chat” meeting.

At this time, we do not know how long this modification will be necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are committed to continuing to serve you well under these extraordinary circumstances.


Customers can now apply for demo permits online! Paper packets submitted after Jan. 1, 2018, will be subject to a convenience fee. To read more about our online demo permit application process visit OnLine Demo Permits


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Code Enforcement Phone Numbers
Electronic Plan Management (EPM)
Print a Certificate of Occupancy
City of Charlotte Engineering Dept. Permit Search
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