Permits & Code Enforcement
As of January 17, 2023, the City of Kinston and Lenoir County have merged building permitting and inspections. If you need a new building, mechanical, electrical and/or plumbing permit(s), please contact Lenoir County at 252-559-2260. For site plan review for new development or construction to include additions, change of use, demolition, signs, zoning compliance, zoning permits, and/or ABC license in the city limits of Kinston and it's extra-territorial jurisdiction, contact Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-939-3271.
Fire & Rescue
The Fire Department is committed to keeping the residents of Kinston safe.
It is the mission of the Department to provide comprehensive human resource development and risk management services to all facets of City government by assisting departments in meeting the current and anticipated needs of all citizens in a professional, cost-effective manner.
Management Information Systems
The Management Information Systems Department was developed to assist Kinston city employees with system operations.
Parks & Recreation
The Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department offers the citizens of Kinston and Lenoir County an opportunity to develop their leisure time and interests by providing creative outlets for developing physical fitness, sportsmanship, leadership, cultural arts, family unity and community spirit. We hope to offer every citizen the opportunity to belong, to achieve, to develop skills and to receive recognition and status through these associations.
Planning and Zoning
When planning to build or remodel any residential or commercial property in the city of Kinston, it is imperative that you contact the Planning/Inspections department for necessary permits and guidelines.
The Kinston Police Department provides enforcement, investigations, community partnership programs, educational support and SWAT capabilities.
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