Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety

What We Do

The Boiler Safety Bureau today inspects new and existing pressure equipment installations for business, institutions, industries, assemblies, educational locations, apartments and other multifamily dwelling locations, recreational sites, public use, and water supplies. We also inspect pressure equipment in hotels, motels, camps, cottages and resort lodges.

The History of the Bureau

North Carolina began regulating boiler inspections in 1935. Since then, the General Assembly has expanded the department's jurisdiction by including heating boilers, hot water storage tanks, and fired and unfired pressure vessels.

Under the Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, businesses are required to have equipment that falls under the act inspected to meet safety standards. Companies that fail to meet these requirements are subject to significant penalties.

Bureau Contacts

Main Office - Raleigh 
Donald Kinney 
Bureau Chief 
Allison Jay 
Administrative Assistant 
Jeremy Smith 
Assistant Bureau Chief 
National Board Form R Reports - Please submit via email to
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Fee Payments: NC DOL Payment Portal

Historical Boilers

In 2013, The Boiler Safety Bureau, working with the devoted owners of these historical boilers, adopted the National Boiler Inspection Code for Historical Boilers. This allowed standardized procedures for the inspection and repairs of these boilers.

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 95 Article 7B states that the Bureau will create and conduct a safety program to provide instruction on how to properly care, maintain, operate, and exhibit historical boilers. The program will also include instruction on how to train an apprentice. 

Read more about Historical Boilers