Planning & Building Inspections

Department News and Upcoming Events


Applications open for ReBuild NC Storm Recovery Program

ReBuild NC, a program of the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), established the Homeowner Recovery Program to help homeowners repair, reconstruct or elevate homes damaged by the storms. The program is part of a comprehensive plan to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) funds within North Carolina’s communities that were hit the hardest by Hurricanes Florence and Matthew.

Homeowners may be eligible for assistance if they owned and occupied a home during the time of these disasters. If homeowners have received assistance from other sources, they may still be eligible for help through the Homeowner Recovery Program.

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, ReBuild NC has developed an online application and redesigned its website to include additional resources for homeowners. People interested in applying to the program should visit ReBuild.NC.Gov. More information is also available by calling 833-ASK-RBNC.

Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 Survey

Go Coast aims to reduce vehicle miles traveled and traffic congestion by increasing the use of alternative of transportation including walking, biking, carpool, vanpool, telecommuting, and public transportation. Now we need to hear from you to learn how we can improve over the next five years.

Take the Cape Fear Change In Motion 2020 Online Survey to provide feedback on how to reduce traffic in the Wilmington Area.

COVID-19 Operations Update

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, Leland Planning and Inspections Department will temporarily no longer be accepting paper applications for residential building and trade permits, as a way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  

Applications and subsequent documents should instead be emailed to .  Staff will process the application as customary and notify applicants by email when the permit is ready and payment is due.  Permit fee payments can be paid online through the Town’s website or a check can be left in the payment box at Leland Town Hall.  Leland system development fee payments should continue to be paid by mailing or dropping off a check.  If dropping off payment by check, please use an envelope labelled as applicable with the permit number, property address, and your contact information (email/phone).  There are envelopes for use inside the main entrance to Town Hall.

Once payment has been processed, Staff will email the building permit card and other information typically provided with a permit to the applicant, and they will not need to visit Town Hall to pick anything up.

Making this temporary process change is an effort to minimize travel and reduce paperwork travelling between people and places to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  We are committed to our role in helping you through the permitting and inspections process during this time and in return ask that you please remind site workers to maintain at least a 6’ distance from inspectors on the site.  We also ask that inspections for change outs, sunrooms, and similar projects in occupied houses be performed by live remote inspection.  Permits for these types of projects will include more information about live remote inspections.


About Us

Leland's Department of Planning and Building Inspections facilitates development within the Town of Leland, from project inception to completion.

Planning staff provide professional and technical guidance in all matters related to existing and future land use, including zoning, flood damage prevention, land use code compliance, and long-range planning.

Code Enforcement staff investigate and work to resolve zoning, nuisance, and minimum housing violations.

Building Inspections staff ensure public safety by administering compliance with applicable building codes and design requirements.

Permitting staff are responsible for receiving and processing applications for building permits, issuing permits, and scheduling inspections.

For more information, please visit the tabs on the left or contact the Department of Planning and Inspections at (910) 371-3390. 

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Ximena Rheaume
Senior Administrative Assistant
(910) 371-3390

Benjamin Andrea, AICP, CZO, CFM
Director of Planning and Building Inspections