Commercial Inspections


Our Commercial Inspections Team inspects the following construction in Mecklenburg County:

  • Assembly 99,999 sq. ft. or less

  • Commercial 299,999 sq. ft. or less

  • All existing CMS schools including additions and remodels

  • All charter and private schools

  • Institutional 49,999 sq. ft. or less

  • Mixed use 199,999 sq. ft. or less

  • Multifamily residential four stories or less

How We Help Our Customers

Our dedicated Commercial Inspections Team brings the following benefits to our commercial  customers:

  • ​All inspectors are focused on commercial installations.  This means your inspectors will be more familiar with commercial building codes, building types, materials and systems because they will specialize in commercial construction. As a result, your inspector will have direct knowledge of the challenges and opportunities you face on a daily basis. 

  • Commercial inspectors certified in mechanical will also be certified in plumbing.   Therefore, you have fewer inspectors to communicate with and it will facilitate increased consistency across trades.  Contractors can potentially request inspections for both trades concurrently which could reduce project schedules. 

  • Teams are focused on a specific customer base and its particular service demands.

  • This overhaul better aligns the inspection teams with the plan review teams to increase communication and hand-off of projects.

  • This overhaul better aligns with the departmental structure of NCDOI, which will foster closer working relationships with our counterparts in Raleigh.  Currently, DOI has chief code consultants in both the residential and commercial areas of the building code. Our field managers will work with their corresponding plan review manager and both will work closely with the same chief code consultant.

  • We anticipate improved consistency between inspectors and within the department by having teams comprised of inspectors that specialize in one area of the code.

Qualifying for Commercial Inspections Team

There is no need to "sign up" for your project to be handled by the Commercial Inspections Team. If your project meets the criteria above, it will be assigned to the Commercial Team when the permit is issued. The contact information for your inspectors can be found on your permit and on this site. 

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