Building Departments in Cleveland County, North Carolina

There are 4 Building Departments in Cleveland County, North Carolina, serving a population of 97,038 people in an area of 465 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 24,259 people, and 1 Building Department per 116 square miles.

In North Carolina, Cleveland County is ranked 26th of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 14th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cleveland County Building Departments

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


Cleveland County Building Department 311 East Marion Street Shelby, NC

Cleveland County Zoning 311 East Marion Street Shelby, NC

Kings Mountain Planning Department 101 West Gold Street Kings Mountain, NC

Shelby Planning Department 315 South Lafayette Street Shelby, NC

About the Cleveland County Building Department

Building Departments in Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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:
  • Cleveland County, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Cleveland County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Cleveland County, NC zoning laws and requirements

Cleveland County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cleveland 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.

Cleveland County Residential Housing Units
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units43,4984,521,697
Occupied Housing Units37,782 (86.9%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Cleveland County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes27,559 (72.9%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes352 (0.9%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments872 (2.3%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments763 (2.0%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments676 (1.8%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments1,053 (2.8%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,507 (17.2%)486,053 (12.5%)
Cleveland County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later104 (0.3%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013818 (2.2%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20094,278 (11.3%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199913,061 (34.6%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197911,837 (31.3%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19595,161 (13.7%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier2,523 (6.7%)190,896 (4.9%)
Cleveland County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room323 (0.9%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,946 (5.2%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms16,884 (44.7%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,572 (33.3%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms6,057 (16.0%)806,806 (20.8%)
Cleveland County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom332 (0.9%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,615 (4.3%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms30,824 (81.6%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,011 (13.3%)762,915 (19.7%)
Cleveland County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cleveland CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities37,665 (99.7%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities37,587 (99.5%)3,852,011 (99.4%)