The Inspections Division of the Planning and Development Services Department is a city-county agency responsible for reviewing and inspecting building related activities throughout all of Forsyth County, with the exception of Kernersville. Our staff reviews plans and issues permits for electrical, mechanical, plumbing and building activities consistent with the codes adapted by the State of North Carolina. Additionally, our staff issues permits and enforces zoning regulations consistent with the adopted zoning codes (Unified Development Ordinances) of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, Clemmons, Lewisville and Walkertown.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with no new walk-ins accepted after 4:15 p.m. daily.

The Inspections Division of the Planning and Development Services Department has activated a new online permitting system called BuildIT. This replaces InspectNet.

BuildIT information


Administrative Zoning Letter Requests [pdf/44.4kb/1p]

Electronic Plan Review Application Instructions:

Domestic Kitchen Makeup Air Requirements [pdf/81.6kb/1p]

How is our service, good or bad? Please take our CUSTOMER SERVICE FEEDBACK survey. We will compile the results to better enhance our service to you.

******Important Information******

The City of Winston-Salem has enacted a cell phone policy restricting the use of a city-issued cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Therefore, if you attempt to reach one of our inspectors by phone and they do not answer, please leave them a message and they will return your call as soon as possible.

MUNICODE (Code of Ordinances for Winston-Salem):
Unified Development Ordinances - Municode

From Dan Dockery's Desk -North Carolina Council of Code Officials [pdf/258kb/8p]


Credit Card Acceptance Policy

Bank Card Payment Acceptance Policy October 1 2015.pdf

Permits for New Residential Single Family Construction requires posting of the Energy Efficiency Certificate [pdf/182kb/1p].

Inspections Division Offering Commercial Building Evaluation Service || Change of Use Form on Forms & Fees page


Be sure to see our page especially designed for you. There are several links to a lot of fun activities to do. There is even a little bit of history too. "The Kid Zone." Enjoy.

LOCATION GUIDE to City and County Offices in Downtown Winston-Salem [pdf/396kb/1p]

Looking for the inspector territorial maps? Use the Forms & Fees link, look down under Forms for Inspector Territorial Maps.

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