Permits & Code Enforcement

As of January 17, 2023, The City of Kinston and Lenoir County entered into an interlocal agreement concerning building permits and inspections.  The City of Kinston is responsible for new construction or development plan review, change of use, land disturbance, demolitions, signs, zoning compliance, zoning certification, ABC licenses and any fire inspections that are located in the city limits of Kinston and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).  The City of Kinston will continue to enforce Grass and Weed Abatement, Zoning Enforcement and Minimum Housing Code. 

Any new building, mechanical, electrical or plumbing permits required after said date will be handled by Lenoir County Inspections.  

The two entities continues to ensure that construction and development practices are in accordance with the North Carolina Building Code and with all other applicable state and local codes. 

Permit Information

City of Kinston Permits252-939-3271planning@ci.kinston.nc.us
Lenoir County 252-559-2260



Reporting Violations

To report a minimum housing code violation or to request a minimum housing inspection, please call 252-939-4022.

  1. Vivian Almaraz

    Planning Administrative Clerk