About the Development Process

This page includes development process and fee information. Additional help resources are available on the DSC Get Help page.

Fee Schedules

Planning Fees (PDF)

Inspections Fees

Public Works Fees (PDF)
See Section 14: Development Fees

Online Application Submittal and Payment

Residential Building Permits – Electronic plan submittal instructions are available at the Inspections DPlans page.

Pay cross-connection plan review fee for building permit application.

Pay Public Works plan review fee for building permit application:

  • Enter the 8-digit building permit number
  • Enter street address
  • Choose $26 payment for a single-family house or townhouse building permit
  • Choose $104 payment for any other type of building permit

Schedule Inspection

Building Inspections

To schedule and track inspections via web site, or call: 919-560-1500.
To find out who your inspector is, use the MyInspector map (https://webgis.durhamnc.gov/myinspector/).

Engineering Inspections

All work performed in the public Right-Of-Way requires a minimum of 24 hour notice.  Asphalt, concrete, water, sewer, storm, driveway apron(s), and final R/W inspections also require a 24 hour notice & should be requested by completing the Engineering Inspection Request Form.