Building Safety/Code Enforcement

The mission of the Department of Building Safety and Code Enforcement is to administer the North Carolina State Building Code to the Robeson County citizenry in an effective, efficient and professional manner, ever striving to safeguarding and improving the environment of those we serve.

The purpose of the Department of Building Safety and Code Enforcement is to provide consistent and precise enforcement of the North Carolina State Building Codes and all local ordinances related to the construction of new buildings and alterations to existing buildings. Additional duties are the enforcement of subdivision, soil and sediment control restrictions and flood plain management. Comprehensive records such as applications, permits and reports of all inspections preformed are maintained as required by the N.C. State Administration Code.


In October 2012 the Robeson County Department of Building Safety and Code Enforcement moved to our present location and are now occupying the “Old DSS Administration Building located at 435 Caton Road in Lumberton.

The Robeson County Board of Commissioners, along with County Administration, approved and funded renovations to the old building and the results have been astonishing. The restructuring and the relocation of the Building Inspections Department, the Planning and Zoning Department, along with Environmental Health and E-911 Addressing was implemented.


One Stop Permitting allows Developers and Citizens of Robeson County to visit a single location for all their permitting needs. Improvements and enhancements throughout all the One Stop Department have created a much better environment for the staff and the people to whom we provide services.

NOTICE: Beginning July 15, 2015 that a $5 technology fee will be included on all permit applications!


Permits & Schedules:

Building Moving Permit Application Fire Sprinkler Permit
Application Plumbing Permit Application Pool/Spa Permit
Information needed prior to a Zoning Permit being issued:
Checklist for Zoning Checklist for Mobile Home Permits Checklist for Farm Building Permits

Contact Information:

Office Phone  (910) 272 6540
Fax                 (910) 671-4304

One Stop
Robeson County Department of Building Safety and Code Enforcement
435 Caton Road
Lumberton NC 28360

Mailing Address

P O Box 1284
Lumberton NC 28359


Dixon Ivey, Building Codes Administrator
Phone  (910) 272 6541

Waylon G. Mayers, Inspector 1


James L Locklear, Building Inspector IV
(910) 272-6543

Richard B Cummings, Building Inspector IV
(910) 272-6545


Lezle Brewer, Permit Clerk
(910) 272-6540

Vacant, Office Administrative Assistant
(910) 272-6546

Monday thru Friday 8:15 am until 5:15 pm
Office is closed from 12:00 am until 1:00 pm. for lunch
Permits cannot be issued after 4:30 PM

Useful Links:
NC Department of Insurance
NC Board of General Contractors
NC Board of Electrical Contractors
NC Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Manufactured (HUD) Homes & Modular BLDG’S
ICC Free Resources; NC Codes
Liens NC
Qualifications of a Bona Fide Farm BLDG to meet permit exempt status