Building Departments in Polk County, North Carolina

There are 2 Building Departments in Polk County, North Carolina, serving a population of 20,434 people in an area of 238 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 10,217 people, and 1 Building Department per 118 square miles.

In North Carolina, Polk County is ranked 2nd of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 16th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Polk County Building Departments

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


Polk County Building Inspector 35 Walker Street Columbus, NC

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department 35 Walker Street Columbus, NC

About the Polk County Building Department

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

Polk County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Polk 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.

Polk County Residential Housing Units
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units11,6034,521,697
Occupied Housing Units8,913 (76.8%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Polk County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes6,558 (73.6%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes176 (2.0%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments126 (1.4%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments171 (1.9%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments194 (2.2%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments409 (4.6%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,279 (14.3%)486,053 (12.5%)
Polk County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later31 (0.3%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013167 (1.9%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20091,559 (17.5%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 19993,213 (36.0%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 19791,829 (20.5%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19591,164 (13.1%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier950 (10.7%)190,896 (4.9%)
Polk County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room153 (1.7%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms720 (8.1%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,114 (34.9%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,011 (33.8%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms1,915 (21.5%)806,806 (20.8%)
Polk County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom196 (2.2%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom468 (5.3%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,866 (77.0%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,383 (15.5%)762,915 (19.7%)
Polk County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Polk CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities8,909 (100.0%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities8,857 (99.4%)3,852,011 (99.4%)