Building, Zoning, Licensing and Code Enforcement

We are now online with  to better serve you!

Click here to access our citizenserve portal

 Notice: Our payment portal is still under construction! We are working hard to get this feature up and going. You may still apply for licenses and permits and send payment by mail or come in to the office!


The Town of Hampton is committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible. In the Building Department, it is our goal to make your experience with the town pleasant and help you to find the most effective and convenient way to attain a building permit and then assist you throughout your project and help you to a successful completion. To serve you better the town recently began "on-line" permitting through citizenserve. You may click on the link and go directly to the "Citizens Access Portal" (CAP) then select "building permits" to begin the permit application process.

The purpose of the Business Licensing division is to assist and inform the business community of all requirements regarding operating a business within the Town. The Town of Hampton welcomes your business and is dedicated to providing the business community with the highest quality customer service. I
t is the Town's responsibility to track and regulate all business activity that occurs, or is transacted, within the Town's limits. It is unlawful for any person to carry on any trade, calling, profession, occupation, or business without having procured a license from the Town.

Code Enforcement is responsible for ensuring public safety. Our goal is to see the town in compliance with the many different state, federal, and local codes and ordinances, including the "Land Development Ordinance" and the Town of Hampton "Code of Ordinances."  All regulations adopted by the Town of Hampton are intended to promote health and safety and to protect the community. Enforcement is driven both by complaints and proactive measure and cases are addressed on a "first come first serve" basis. By selecting the link to citizenserve 
you may file a Code Enforcement complaint or track the progress of a current complaint being investigated through the Citizens Access Portal (CAP).

Additional Information
If you have any further questions please call the Building/Code Enforcement Division of Development Services at (803) 943-2951 or contact us by email at