In 2021, the Town of Mooresville hired Benchmark Planning to assess the feasibility of establishing a building inspections department. The feasibility study considered growth trends and future impacts on permitting and related activity that would influence the size and scale, staffing, and necessary equipment to support a newly established building inspections department in the short- and long- term. Prior to the assessment, building inspections were conducted by Iredell County. Following the assessment, the Town has successfully implemented a municipal building inspections department, providing greater oversight of permitting and development review.