How do I schedule an inspection?

The Clayton Engineering and Inspections Department handles inspections. All building inspections other than zoning inspections (site development and landscaping), which are done by the Planning Department, are done by the Engineering and Inspections Department. In order to schedule an inspection, you must leave a voicemail requesting the inspection at the Inspection Request Line: 919-359-8717.

Inspection requests need to be made by 4 pm to be scheduled for the next business day. Calling staff directly is not considered an official request, and will not be honored. All inspections that are scheduled must be ready for an inspection by 8 am on the scheduled date. All canceled inspections need to be canceled via the Inspection Request Line no later than 8 am on the scheduled date. Re-inspection fees will be applied.

Are you a contractor or developer who routinely schedules inspections? Sign up to use our Online Town of Clayton Permits System. It isn't just convenient - our inspectors also give priority to requests made online. To set up an account, please call our Permitting Specialist at 919-359-9354.

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1. Where is Engineering and Inspections located?
2. What are hours of operation for Engineering and Inspections?
3. Why do I need a permit?
4. When is a permit required?
5. How do I determine what costs to include on my building permit?
6. I have a Clayton address, so do I come to the Town Clayton for my permit?
7. What items are required when permitting a New Single Family Home?
8. I am the owner of my home and live in the home. Am I allowed to be my own contractor of work that I would like to have done?
9. When must work be done by a licensed contractor?
10. When does my work need to be ready for inspection?
11. Does someone need to be on job site to meet inspector?
12. I have a reinspection fee. Do I need to pay this before I can get my next inspection?
13. How long does your office keep records of the Permit/Inspections for jobs?
14. I have a storage building that I want to add receptacles and lights in do I need a permit?
15. I need to speak to an Inspector what time are they are the in the office and in the field doing inspections?
16. How can I find out what time the inspector will be at my job?
17. Is a permit required for a retaining wall?
18. When does a permit expire?
19. How do I schedule an inspection?