Inspections & Permits
Certificate of Occupancy
As of March 4, 2019, all certificate of occupancy and certificate of compliance inspections will need to be requested on the New Hanover County COAST Development Portal. Any reinspection fees will need to be paid at CFPUA Customer Service please (910) 332-6550 prior to requesting a reinspection.
The NHC COAST Development Portal link is below: www.nhcgov.com/coast/
Complete all items on this CO Inspection Checklist (PDF)
Apply for the following permits online with Customer Service:
Apply for the following permits online with Community Compliance
Authorization to Construct (ATC) for Grease Interceptor Permit (PDF)
For all new grease interceptor installations
Authorization to Construct (ATC) for Trap Separators Permit (PDF)
For all new oil/water separators installations
Backflow Installation Permit (PDF)
For your Backflow Prevention Assembly installation and inspection.
Brewery Permit (PDF)
For all new breweries
Food Service Establishment (FSE) Permit (PDF)
For all new restaurants
Special Water Use Permit - For Hydrant Use (PDF)
For hydrant use during a community event.