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Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)

Re-Inspection Fee Program

Download the Appeal Form.

Note:
View and print PDF this entire section in the current Mecklenburg County Fee Ordinance.

Disapproved Inspections/Re-Inspection Fees

The re-inspection fee structure is based on an evaluation of each project with regard to the project code defect rate (failed inspections/total inspections for all disciplines), at project completion or issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) *or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO), whichever occurs first. The projects code defect rate is compared to the Percent Fee Adjustment Schedule and, prior to issuance of the CO, or following the final inspection, either a charge or credit would be calculated based on the original permit fee, and applied to the general contractor’saccount.

1. Small projects (less than or equal to a $200 permit fee or $20,000 construction permit value)

  • ​​Charges: by percentage on fee adjustment schedule
  • Minimum charge: not less than $25 per permit
  • Maximum charge: no maximum
  • Credits: no credits given

2. Large Projects (greater than a $200 permit fee and $20,000 construction value)

  • Charges: by percentage on fee adjustment schedule
  • Minimum charge: no minimum
  • Maximum charge: not more than $90 per failed inspection
  • Credits: to be credited as follows;
    • ​Credit = (a-b) X $90, where
    • “a” is 20% of total inspections
    • “b” is the number of inspections failed
    • Difference times $90 per saved inspection

Where Part D section 48.3 and Part D section 48.4 of PDF this ordinance apply, there will be no disapproved inspection charges or credits.

Fee Schedule

The Percentage Fee Adjustment Schedule, like all of the information on this page, is contained in the current PDFMecklenburg County Fee Schedule.

The new PDFre-inspection schedule will be applied to all projects, large and small. The primary responsibility, or conduit, for charges and credits will be as follows:

  • ​Whoever applies for and pays for the permit will receive any fee adjustments at issuance of CO. These contractors will be responsible for the project​ inspection failure rate of all sub-contractors working on the project.
  • For projects with multiple trades but no general contractor, a lead contractor, responsible for all subcontractors’ code defect rates and any fee adjustment, will be assigned from the attached Small Project Lead Contractor Schedule.
  • On Commercial projects with multi-primes, where some work is beyond control of the permit applicant, the general contractor and other prime contractors will have individual code defect rate responsibility, unless they agree otherwise.
  • The reports will be based on code defect performance on the structure (per house, per project, etc.) at the completion of the work (typically the Certificate of Occupancy stage).
  • For all other conditions not prescribed herein, the Director will propose responsibility for charges and credits after consulting with the Code Compliance Task Force.

 

The task force proposes the program will begin immediately for the purpose of notification of all project failure rates. The Task Force further proposes the new re-inspection fee schedule go into effect for all permits issued on or after April 1, 2000, assuming all the requisite fee ordinance changes have been approved by the BOCC and the appropriate IST programming is in place.

Note:
Above 40%, the percent fee adjustment shall be the same as the Code Defect Percentage Failure.

  • Commercial = Projects constructed under the NC Building Code
  • Residential = Projects constructed under the NC Residential Code (One-Two Family)

PDFReinspection Fee Admustment Schedule from the Mecklenburg County Fee Ordinance​

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)