Who issues blasting permits in the City of Durham?

The City of Durham Fire Marshal’s Office reviews all blasting permit applications for compliance with NC Fire Code.  Once the blasting permit application has been approved, the blasting company must schedule an on-site inspection and witness of the first blast by the assigned Assistant Fire Marshal. 

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1. When is a Blasting Permit required?
2. How do I know if Blasting is scheduled to occur in my area?
3. Why is blasting necessary?
4. Who issues blasting permits in the City of Durham?
5. What are Blasting Company’s Responsibilities and Requirements?
6. What should you do if you think you have damage from nearby blasting?
7. Can the Fire Department help me assess damage I believe was caused by blasting?