Full building plans drawn to scale are required for all new commercial construction, additions, renovations, alterations, and change of building use, such as warehouse to church or store to restaurant. site plan is required when covering new ground (contact the Planning Department for site plan information requirements).
2018 North Carolina Building Code
1994 North Carolina Modular Home Code
2018 North Carolina Plumbing Code
2018 North Carolina Mechanical Code
2017 North Carolina Electrical Code
2018 North Carolina Energy Code
2018 North Carolina Existing Building Code
2018 North Carolina Fuel Gas Code
Paid for at time of application.
Building Permit Fee Schedule
A designer is not required on projects where the building size is less than 2,500 sq.ft. or the value of the building is less than $90,000, except in cases where there are changes in the structural system, access or exit pattern, or change in the live or dead loads.
North Carolina Board of Architecture
When cost of construction is less than or equal to $30,000, the building owner can act as his or her own contractor as long as the owner has owned and occupied the building for at least one year. If the cost of construction is greater than or equal to $30,000 and a contractor is hired, that contractor must be state licensed. If the cost of construction is less than $30,000, the tenant may do the work him- or herself.
North Carolina Licensing Board of General Contractors