Author: Nathan Page, Legislative Committee Vice Chair
Hello NC Planners!
This is a message to planners in communities affected by Hurricane Florence. The General Assembly just passed the Hurricane Florence Recovery Act (“SB3”) on October 15, 2018.
If your community is in one of the counties subject to the major disaster declaration from Hurricane Florence (see them here), then you may NOT impose a fee for a permit, inspection, or certificate of occupancy associated with repair or reconstruction as a result of Hurricane Florence.
The bill is retroactive and remains in effect from September 13, 2018 through December 31, 2018. If you charged a fee for this kind of work on or after September 13, 2018, the fee needs to be refunded and you need to post the information about no fees and available refunds on your website.
See the text of the bill here.