Inspections & Permits

Requests may be submitted in person at one of our locations, mailed to 235 Government Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403, or uploaded using the links listed.


Certificate of Occupancy

C/O requests are handled by our Engineering department. The CFPUA Inspector will complete the inspection within two days of the request. Any failed inspection will be charged a re-inspection fee which must be paid at Customer Service after all corrections are made. Customer Service will then generate a re-inspection request.

  1. Complete all items on this CO Inspection Checklist (PDF)
  2. Submit online to Engineering Inspections (PDF)


Apply for the following permits online with Customer Service:

30-Day Irrigation Permit (PDF)
Fire Protection System Permit (PDF)
Underground Fire Line Permit (PDF)

Apply for the following permits online with Community Compliance

Authorization to Construct (ATC) for Grease Interceptor Permit (PDF)
For all new grease interceptor installations

Authorization to Construct (ATC) for Trap Separators Permit (PDF)
For all new oil/water separators installations

Backflow Installation Permit (PDF)
For your Backflow Prevention Assembly installation and inspection.

Brewery Permit (PDF)
For all new breweries

Food Service Establishment (FSE) Permit (PDF)
For all new restaurants

Industrial Waste Survey - Short Form (PDF)

Industrial Waste Survey - Long Form (PDF)

Special Water Use Permit - For Hydrant Use (PDF)
For hydrant use during a community event.