Catawba County Building Department

Find Catawba County North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Catawba County Building Department 100 Government Services Drive Newton NC 28658 828-465-8399


Catawba County Zoning 100 Southwest Boulevard Newton NC 28658 828-465-8380

Hickory Permits 76 North Center Street Hickory NC 28601 828-323-7581

Longview Zoning 2404 1st Avenue Southwest Hickory NC 28602 828-322-5919

Maiden Zoning 113 West Main Street Maiden NC 28650 828-428-5007

Newton Planning Department 401 North Main Avenue Newton NC 28658 828-695-4305

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How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.