Building Departments in Rutherford County, North Carolina

There are 3 Building Departments in Rutherford County, North Carolina, serving a population of 66,523 people in an area of 564 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 22,174 people, and 1 Building Department per 187 square miles.

In North Carolina, Rutherford County is ranked 24th of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 29th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Rutherford County Building Departments

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


Forest City Zoning 128 North Powell Street Forest City, NC

Rutherford County Planning Department 174 Fairground Road Spindale, NC

Rutherfordton Zoning 146 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC

About the Rutherford County Building Department

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

Rutherford County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Rutherford 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.

Rutherford County Residential Housing Units
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units34,1814,521,697
Occupied Housing Units26,497 (77.5%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Rutherford County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes18,814 (71.0%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes297 (1.1%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments325 (1.2%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments686 (2.6%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments582 (2.2%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments438 (1.7%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,355 (20.2%)486,053 (12.5%)
Rutherford County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later166 (0.6%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013272 (1.0%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20093,050 (11.5%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 19998,724 (32.9%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 19797,564 (28.5%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19594,274 (16.1%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier2,447 (9.2%)190,896 (4.9%)
Rutherford County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room396 (1.5%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,582 (6.0%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,702 (40.4%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms9,237 (34.9%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms4,580 (17.3%)806,806 (20.8%)
Rutherford County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom396 (1.5%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,041 (3.9%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms21,179 (79.9%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,881 (14.6%)762,915 (19.7%)
Rutherford County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Rutherford CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities26,402 (99.6%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities26,297 (99.2%)3,852,011 (99.4%)