Buying a newly remodeled home is exciting, with added updates and modern features to an older home that can make an old house feel brand new. How do you know if the upgrades have been inspected to ensure they have been installed per code? Home Inspection Carolina wants to ensure you’re protected by providing you with links to check if homeowner’s pulled a Home Remodeling Building Permit on the upgrades to your new home. By checking if a permit was pulled, you can also check if the permit was completed and approved. Below are links to access permit information in your area. Click on the city below to access links to your county.
When is a building permit required?
The addition, repair, or replacement of loadbearing members or structures;
The installation, extension, alteration or general repair of any heating or cooling system;
The installation, extension or general repair of any plumbing system;
The installation, extension, alteration of an electrical wire system;
The addition of roofing, excluding the replacement of light grade of fire-resistant roofing;
The use of materials not permitted by this code.
Is the total cost of the permit evaluation include labor cost?
Yes, permit evaluation shall include total costs, such as gas, electrical, plumbing equipment, mechanical, fire protection and other systems, including materials and labor.
Do plans need to be on-site?
Yes, a copy of all plans shall be kept at the building site for the building official during inspections. This includes roof and floor trust drawings, engineering reports and repairs, etc.
Are building permits needed for accessory buildings?
No, all accessory buildings do not require a permit. If the accessory building is greater than 12 feet in any dimension, it will require a building permit and be required to meet the provisions of this code.
For Charlotte and the surrounding areas
- If you live in Mecklenburg County you can go to MeckPermit
- If your house is in Cabarrus County or Concord go to Cabarrus Permit check.
- If your house is in Catawba County or Maiden go to Catawba County check.
- If your home is in Iredell County or Statesville go to Iredell code check.
- If your home is in Monroe, Weddington, Indian trail, Waxhaw, or anywhere and Union county go to Union permit check.
- If your home is in Gastonia, Belmont, or anywhere in Gaston County go to Gaston permit check.
For Raleigh and the surrounding areas
- If you live in Wake County – To access permit records created Before 7/1/2018, Wake County Permit Portal.
- If you live in Wake County – To access permit records created After 7/1/2018, Wake County Permit Portal.
- If your home is in Durham County, go to Durham code check.
- If your home is in Johnston County, go to Johnston permit check.
- If your home is in Harnett County, go to Harnett permit check.
- If your home is in Nash County, Nash permit check
- If your home is in Chatham County, go to Chatham permit check.
- If your house is in Franklin County, go to Franklin permit check.
- If your house is in Granville County, go to Granville permit check.
For Asheville and the surrounding areas
- If your house is in Buncombe County, go to Buncombe County Permit Check.
- If your home is in Mcdowell County, go to Mcdowell County Permit Check.
- If your home is in Polk County, go to Polk County Permit Check.
- If your home is in Rutherford County, go to Rutherford County Permit Check.
- If your home is in Henderson County, go to Henderson County Permit Check.
- If your home is in Transylvania County, go to Transylvania County Permit Check.
- If your house is Haywood County go to Haywood County Permit Check.
- If your house is Madison County go to Madison County Permit Check.
- If your house is Yancey County go to Yancey County Permit Check.