Building Departments in Catawba County, North Carolina

There are 6 Building Departments in Catawba County, North Carolina, serving a population of 156,182 people in an area of 399 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 26,030 people, and 1 Building Department per 66 square miles.

In North Carolina, Catawba County is ranked 31st of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 4th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Catawba County Building Departments

Find Catawba County, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Catawba County Building Department 100 Government Services Drive Newton, NC

Catawba County Zoning 100 Southwest Boulevard Newton, NC

Hickory Permits 76 North Center Street Hickory, NC

Longview Zoning 2404 1st Avenue Southwest Hickory, NC

Maiden Zoning 113 West Main Street Maiden, NC

Newton Planning Department 401 North Main Avenue Newton, NC

About the Catawba County Building Department

Building Departments in Catawba County, NC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Catawba County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Catawba County, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Catawba County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Catawba County, NC zoning laws and requirements

Catawba County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Catawba County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Catawba County Residential Housing Units
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units68,4454,521,697
Occupied Housing Units60,238 (88.0%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Catawba County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes41,110 (68.2%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,603 (2.7%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments1,914 (3.2%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,636 (2.7%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,070 (5.1%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments2,701 (4.5%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing8,204 (13.6%)486,053 (12.5%)
Catawba County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later252 (0.4%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013944 (1.6%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20099,706 (16.1%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199922,466 (37.3%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197915,976 (26.5%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19597,950 (13.2%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier2,944 (4.9%)190,896 (4.9%)
Catawba County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room375 (0.6%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,528 (5.9%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms26,952 (44.7%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,770 (31.2%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms10,613 (17.6%)806,806 (20.8%)
Catawba County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom407 (0.7%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom2,597 (4.3%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms47,205 (78.4%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms10,029 (16.6%)762,915 (19.7%)
Catawba County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Catawba CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities59,868 (99.4%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities59,754 (99.2%)3,852,011 (99.4%)