Building Departments in Rowan County, North Carolina

There are 4 Building Departments in Rowan County, North Carolina, serving a population of 138,940 people in an area of 512 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 34,735 people, and 1 Building Department per 127 square miles.

In North Carolina, Rowan County is ranked 40th of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 17th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rowan County Building Departments

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


Rowan County Building Department 402 North Main Street Salisbury, NC

Rowan County Planning Department 402 North Main Street Salisbury, NC

Salisbury Planning Department 1415 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue South Salisbury, NC

Salisbury Planning Department 634 Park Ave Salisbury, NC

About the Rowan County Building Department

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

Rowan County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rowan 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.

Rowan County Residential Housing Units
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units61,0464,521,697
Occupied Housing Units51,798 (84.9%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Rowan County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes37,548 (72.5%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes687 (1.3%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments1,166 (2.3%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,137 (2.2%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,377 (2.7%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments1,986 (3.8%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,897 (15.2%)486,053 (12.5%)
Rowan County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later329 (0.6%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013694 (1.3%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20098,348 (16.1%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199916,764 (32.4%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197912,066 (23.3%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19598,196 (15.8%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier5,401 (10.4%)190,896 (4.9%)
Rowan County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room826 (1.6%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,706 (5.2%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms21,492 (41.5%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms17,790 (34.3%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms8,984 (17.3%)806,806 (20.8%)
Rowan County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom861 (1.7%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom2,056 (4.0%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms40,938 (79.0%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,943 (15.3%)762,915 (19.7%)
Rowan County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rowan CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities51,675 (99.8%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities51,407 (99.2%)3,852,011 (99.4%)