Building Departments in Shelby, North Carolina

There are 3 Building Departments in Shelby, North Carolina, serving a population of 20,058 people in an area of 22 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 6,686 people, and 1 Building Department per 7 square miles.

In North Carolina, Shelby is ranked 65th of 959 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 74th of 959 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Shelby Building Departments

Find Shelby, 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

Shelby Planning Department 315 South Lafayette Street Shelby, NC

About the Shelby Building Department

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

Shelby Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Shelby 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.

Shelby Residential Housing Units
 ShelbyCleveland County
Total Housing Units9,44443,498
Occupied Housing Units8,151 (86.3%)37,782 (86.9%)
Shelby Occupied Residential Buildings
 ShelbyCleveland County
Single-Family Detached Homes5,778 (70.9%)27,559 (72.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes130 (1.6%)352 (0.9%)
2 Apartments326 (4.0%)872 (2.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments478 (5.9%)763 (2.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments489 (6.0%)676 (1.8%)
10 or More Apartments690 (8.5%)1,053 (2.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing260 (3.2%)6,507 (17.2%)
Shelby Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 ShelbyCleveland County
2014 or Later17 (0.2%)104 (0.3%)
2010 to 2013129 (1.6%)818 (2.2%)
2000 to 2009482 (5.9%)4,278 (11.3%)
1980 to 19991,798 (22.1%)13,061 (34.6%)
1960 to 19793,375 (41.4%)11,837 (31.3%)
1940 to 19591,731 (21.2%)5,161 (13.7%)
1939 or Earlier619 (7.6%)2,523 (6.7%)
Shelby Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 ShelbyCleveland County
1 Room106 (1.3%)323 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms669 (8.2%)1,946 (5.2%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,976 (48.8%)16,884 (44.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,047 (25.1%)12,572 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms1,353 (16.6%)6,057 (16.0%)
Shelby Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 ShelbyCleveland County
No Bedroom106 (1.3%)332 (0.9%)
1 Bedroom704 (8.6%)1,615 (4.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,137 (75.3%)30,824 (81.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,204 (14.8%)5,011 (13.3%)
Shelby Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 ShelbyCleveland County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities8,151 (100.0%)37,665 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities8,127 (99.7%)37,587 (99.5%)