Inspections Department and Office of the Fire Marshal

The Montgomery County Building Inspections Department is responsible for the issuance of permits, inspection of work done by all building trades, and enforcement of the North Carolina State Building Code and North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. In addition to the issuance of permits and inspections for the unincorporated areas of Montgomery County, the Inspections Department also serves the municipalities of Star, Biscoe, Candor, Troy, and Mt. Gilead

For your convenience, the Inspections Department is located in the Montgomery County Central Permitting office located at 444 North Main Street, Troy, NC 27371. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Montgomery County adheres to the North Carolina State Holiday schedule. Inspectors typically hold office hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and return to the office around 4 p.m. 

We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover). We can also accept online payment using our permitting application. We are unable to take payment requests over the phone.

Click here for fee schedule.

Our Staff

Eddie Cranford - Building Inspector - CEO ID 24767

Roger Kennedy - Building Inspector - Part Time - CEO ID 8227

Khanthaly Keohanam - Permitting Technician

Inspection Requests

Please call Permitting Technician Khanthaly Keohanam at Extension 1430 to schedule inspections

To better assist you with inspection requests, please provide your permit number.

You may view the progress of your inspections or pay for your permit by using the "Online Permit Search" link on the right hand sidebar.

NC Lien Law

Effective for construction projects beginning on or after April 1st, 2013, North Carolina law requires appointment of a lien agent. Contractors and subcontractors can then give notice they are working on the project. Please visit LiensNC for more information. Lien information must accompany all permit applications that are not otherwise exempt (see below)

Lien Agent Appointments are NOT required for:
(1) Improvements under $30,000, OR
(2) to the owner's existing residence, OR 
(3) for public building projects.