A new fee schedule for annual permits and plans review fees went into effect on July 1, 2009. If you have any questions concerning the fee schedule and payment options, contact the Division of Fire and Life Safety at 910.343.0696 or 910.343.3918. The permit fee schedule is available for download.
The Fire and Life Safety Division conducts plans reviews for all site development, commercial construction, fire alarms, fire sprinklers and other suppression systems, and aboveground / underground storage tanks.
New commercial construction permits are issued by New Hanover County Inspections (910.798.7151). Within the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County Inspections conducts building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing code inspections.
The Fire and Life Safety Division enforces the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code for plan reviews and works in conjunction with New Hanover County Inspections during the review process for new construction and alterations. All commercial permits require the Fire and Life Safety Division’s approval before a permit is issued.
Track the plan review process with New Hanover County Inspections.
Separate reviews are also conducted for fire alarms, fire sprinklers, suppression systems and site development. All permits must be obtained prior to construction.
- Contact Captain Ken Bogan at 910.772.4128 for questions regarding fire alarm plan reviews.
- Contact Captain Chris Elrod at 910.343.3917 for questions regarding commercial and sprinkler/suppression system plan reviews. Download a checklist of fire service requirements to assist prior to site plan review
- Contact Battalion Chief Sammy Flowers at 910.343.3918 for questions or concerns pertaining to the Fire and Life Safety Division.
Permit applications and plan review information for fire alarm, sprinkler and suppression systems are available for download.