The General Assembly of North Carolina passed Senate Bill 3 on October 15, 2018. Section 5.16 imposes a moratorium on fees associated with permits, inspections, or certificates of occupancy for any commercial or residential projects involving construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, movement to another site, removal, or demolition of manufactured homes, buildings, dwellings or other structures damaged as a direct result of Hurricane Florence. The moratorium applies to fees charged by the NC Department of Insurance as well as cities and counties designated under a Hurricane Florence major Presidential disaster declaration. SB3 imposed the building and inspection fee moratorium retroactive to September 13, 2018, and extends the moratorium until December 31, 2018. Individuals already charged a fee for building permits, inspections, or certificates of occupancy on or after September 13th for repair or demolition work described above directly related to Hurricane Florence in declared jurisdictions are entitled to a refund of that fee. Please contact the Planning and Inspections Department at 910-256-7937 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a refund.