Catawba County Building Inspector

Find Catawba County North Carolina building inspectors. Building inspectors are local government officials who make judgements on whether a building meets code requirements.


Catawba County Building Inspector 100 Southwest Boulevard Newton NC 28658 828-465-8399


Hickory Building Inspector 76 North Center Street Hickory NC 28601 828-323-7410

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What training is required to be a Building Inspector?

Because building inspection requires a detailed knowledge of building construction, many Building Inspectors have a background in architecture or construction. Most states require that Building Inspectors obtain a license or certification.

What is the difference between a Home Inspector and a Building Inspector?

Building Inspectors review and inspect construction projects and issue permits in order to ensure compliance with building codes, and their work is conducted as a regulatory function of a county or local jurisdiction. Home Inspectors are typically hired by private individuals to inspect property they are considering purchasing. The Home Inspector advises the prospective buyer on the condition of the property. Home Inspectors must have a state-issued license.

Do Building Inspectors charge for their work?

Counties and local governments have a schedule of fees for building permit applications. Fees vary from one locality to the next, but they are usually based on the value of the planned construction.