Chatham County permitting and development services unveil online portal

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County announces that a new, online portal is available to serve the public with services from several departments – Central Permitting and Inspections, Planning, Environmental Health, and Watershed Protection. The online services portal is located at: and is available 24 hours a day.

The portal enables residents, property owners, contractors, designers and others to request various permits and approvals online without having to leave their home or office. Individuals may apply for permits, receive comments, ask questions, obtain documents and approvals, schedule inspections, and make payments with a credit card. Even more services will become available online as staff continue to add them to the portal. The additional services are expected to be incorporated throughout the remainder of the year. 

“In addition to its convenience, the portal enhances our ability to provide customer service to the public, by streamlining the various steps to our processes, facilitating communication between staff and applicants through emails, online notifications and other features, and improving our efficiency,” said Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne. “As Chatham County continues to grow, the online portal will help us process our residential and commercial development needs.” 

Individuals must create an online account in order to use the portal. Their individualized dashboard allows them to track multiple permits easily and review records of past permits. By using the online portal, the applicant is likely to receive their permit faster and without the need to fill out paper applications and additional copies. 

For more information, or to contact someone in Central Permitting, visit