Inspection Appeal Process

Wake County Permits & Inspections offers an appeal process for when the contractor and the first line field inspector disagree on field conditions and or code enforcement decisions.

 

First Appeal Process

Direct appeals to the appropriate discipline chief – i.e., chief building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing inspector. You can find these contacts below under Wake County Permits & Inspections Appeals Contacts. The discipline chief will use any resource they deem necessary to adequately render an interpretation solution. The discipline chief will then decide if re-inspection fees are to be adjusted.

Chief Building Inspector

​Tim Gull 

[email protected]

919-524-4633

Chief Electrical Inspector ​

​Aden Branch 

[email protected]

​919-524-4597

Chief Mechanical Inspector ​

​Ed Savage 

[email protected]

919-524-4639

Chief Plumbing Inspector ​

​Ed Savage 

[email protected]

919-524-4639

 

Appeals Beyond the Discipline Chief

1

Inspection Appeals Committee

Appeals beyond the discipline chief may be directed to the P&I Inspection Appeals Committee. The committee shall be comprised of three code officials possessing Standard Level III certificates in the appropriate field. Neither the discipline chief nor the original inspector may serve on the committee. Upon hearing the arguments, the committee shall vote and the majority vote will become the official position of Wake County Permits and Inspections. A written response will be added to the “Inspection Appeal” form and forwarded to the contractor.​

The customer must complete and submit an Inspection Appeal Form within 10 working days from the time of the inspection.

Inspection Appeal Form

2

Department of Insurance Appeal

Appeals beyond the Inspection Appeals Committee may be directed to the Engineering Section of the North Carolina Department of Insurance. This appeal must be made within 10 days after the decision.

3

Hearing Committee of Building Code Council

Appeals beyond the Engineering Section of the Department of Insurance may be directed to the Hearing Committee of the North Carolina Building Code Council. This appeal must be received within 30 days of the DOI decision.

4

Building Code Council

Appeals beyond the Hearing Committee of the North Carolina Building Code Council may be made to the Full North Carolina Building Code Council. This appeal must be filed within 30 days of the decision of the Hearing Committee of NC BCC.

5

Court Appeal

Appeals beyond the North Carolina Building Code Council may be directed to Wake County Superior Court.