1. Permits, Inspections & Code Enforcement

    The City of Kinston Inspections and Code Enforcement Division is responsible for plan review, permitting, inspections and code compliance of all building construction including new construction, repairs, and renovations in the city limits of Kinston and it's extra-territorial jurisdiction.

  2. Fire & Rescue

    The Fire Department is committed to keeping the residents of Kinston safe.

  3. Human Resources

    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.

  4. Management Information Systems

    The Management Information Systems Department was developed to assist Kinston city employees with system operations.

  5. 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.

  6. Planning

    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.

  7. Police

    The Kinston Police Department provides enforcement, investigations, community partnership programs, educational support and SWAT capabilities.

  8. Public Services

    Find out about recycling, public power, fall cleanup and more.