Residential Inspections

About Residential Inspections

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

  • New construction, remodels and additions for single-family, two-family or townhomes three stories or fewer

  • Remodels, accessory buildings and structures (specialty group, single inspector covering all four trades, projects  $40,000+ construction cost).

How We Help Our Customers

Our dedicated Residential Inspections team brings the following benefits to our residential customers:

  • Inspectors who have construction experience in the residential construction trades.  We have assigned our inspectors to the Residential Team based on both their construction and code enforcement experience.  Therefore, your inspector with have direct knowledge of the challenges and opportunities your face on a daily basis.

  • Each inspector is certified in two trades.   Our team members will cover both building and plumbing or both electrical and mechanical trades.  Therefore, you have fewer inspectors to communicate with and it will facilitate increased consistency across trades.  Contractors can potentially request inspections for two trades concurrently which could reduce project schedules. 

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

  • The inspection team is aligned with the plan review team to increase communication and hand-off of projects.

  • The inspections team is aligned 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.

  • This structure promotes increased consistency between inspectors and within the department by having teams comprised of inspectors that specialize in one area of the code.​


Qualifying for Residential Inspections Team

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

    Key Contacts

    ​​Jeff Griffin
    Team Manager 

    ​Mike Kale
    Inspections Supervisor 

    David Barrett
    Inspections Supervisor​ 

    Look up your inspector by site address​


    Customer Tools & Documents