Effective March 24, all City offices are closed to the public. You may still interact with staff by email or phone, and there are online resources available for payment of utilities and permits, follow this link COVID-19. For information about the City of Thomasville School System response plan go here. For information about Davidson County School System response plan go here.

Planning and Inspections

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The department's purpose is to serve the City of Thomasville by protecting the public's health, safety, and general welfare. This protection is provided through the enforcement of the technical codes and the General Statues set forth by the State of North Carolina, as well as, Thomasville's Code of Ordinances. It is our goal to enforce these codes in a professional manner and provide knowledge and understanding to contractors and citizens of Thomasville. In addition we accept plans for review and issuance of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits. The department also issues permits for demolition, signs, renovation and swimming pools.

You can request a permit for plumbing, mechanical and/or electrical by telephone using your debit or credit card; you can mail a check or you can come in person to our office to obtain your permits. Click here for a list of downloadable forms.

The Planning Dept. reviews site plans for construction projects; please submit 5 sets of plans with your project.

Building Permits

When completing your building permit application, please remember to also complete the workers’ compensation coverage affidavit or provide us with a certificate of insurance. It is required before a building permit application can be issued. A permit request for a single family dwelling usually takes 3 days to process and a request for a commercial permit usually takes one week to 10 days to process. We will contact the general contractor, once the plans have been approved, with the cost of the permit.

You can apply, pay for, and see inspection results here. Building Permit Button


The Inspections Dept. reviews construction plans. Please submit 2 sets of drawings with your application. An additional set of plans must be mailed to the Fire Inspector at the address below.

Rocky Watts, Fire Inspector
City of Thomasville
712 East Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

Business Registration

All businesses that have a physical location within the city limits of Thomasville are required to register their business.   Initially, you will need to complete the business registration application which is then reviewed by the zoning administrator, building inspector and fire marshal.   Renewals of your business registration will be sent out in June of each year.  You can pay the renewal fee of $25.00 by mail, in person, or online.

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Business Registration APPLICATION Rev 7-19


Office Information

The office staff works from 8 AM to 5 PM and Inspectors work from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (except for lunch from 12 PM - 1 PM). If you wish to speak to an Inspector, please call during 8-9 AM or 1-2 PM. They are available to answer your questions and lend assistance during their office hours.


 By Phone (336) 475-4249 
Mailing Address City of Thomasville
Planning / Inspections Dept.
PO Box 368
Thomasville, NC 27360
Physical Address City of Thomasville
Planning / Inspections Dept.
10 Salem Street
Thomasville, NC 27360



Planning & Inspections Staff



Director of Planning and Inspections

Chuck George     ext 140

Commercial Building / Plumbing Inspector

Matt Tow             ext 145

Electrical / Residential Inspector

Richard Rowe     ext 141

Mechanical /  Residential Inspector

Keith Scoggins    ext 144

Minimum Housing Inspector

Mark Cooper      ext 143

 Minimum Housing Inspector

 Jack Bingham ext. 146

Permits / Land Management
Business License Assistant

Rhonda Osborne   ext 142