Building Inspections

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We now have an online portal.  You can apply for permits, schedule inspections, and see your results.  You can access the portal through this link:
Civic Access (tylerhost.net)
You can also access public records and our county GIS as a guest from this link.


We do next-day inspections.  You must schedule your inspection by 3:30 PM the day before, then you may call your inspector the morning of your inspection to get an approximate time he will be in your area. 

Rutherford County Building/Fire Inspections


270 N Toms St
Rutherfordton, NC  28139
(828) 287-6035 
(828) 287-6338 (fax)
permits@rutherfordcountync.gov
Our office is located just off E 7th St--approximately 2 blocks N of the courthouse (229 N Main St).


We are open 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM.   
Our inspectors leave out at 8:00 AM.  



We enforce the  2018 NC Code for Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas  and the 2017 NEC.

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Shane Dotson, Director

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Caleb Wilson, Senior Inspector
   

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Joey Turrubiarte, Fire Inspector 

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Lee Pace, Building Inspector
Lee's normal inspection route includes the areas of Green Hill-Chimney Rock-Lake Lure-upper Union Mills.
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Jeremy Hill, Building Inspector
Jeremy's inspection route includes the areas of Bostic-Ellenboro-Gilkey-Golden Valley-Sunshine-lower Union Mills.
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Landon Holtsclaw
Landon's inspection route includes the areas of Caroleen/Henrietta-Forest City-Rutherfordton-Spindale-Shiloh/Danieltown.

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Ruth Sams, Administrative Assistant
   

Once you have an assigned building inspector, it is best to talk with him as he will know you, your site, and your project, and can best answer your questions or concerns. Until that time and for general inquiries, inspection/permit requests, or for correspondences related to your permit such as termite verifications, permit applications, engineering designs, etc., please e-mail us at permits@rutherfordcountync.gov.  Please be sure to reference your permit number if you have one assigned.

Whether you are about to begin building a new home, setting up a mobile home, changing your electrical/plumbing/heating system, or even putting in a pool or making changes or additions to your home, the Building Inspector will assist you in the process. 

All commercial building plans MUST be reviewed--before permitting--by a fire inspector, as well as a building inspector.

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