Permits & Inspections

 - Links & Contacts

Planning & Zoning

 - Planning Board

 - Board of Adjustment

 - FAQ & Links

Forms & Downloads

Hours & Staff >
Our office hours are:
Monday through Friday:
7 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Inspectors are available from
7 - 9 a.m.

Contact Number >
(828) 649-3766

Office Location >
Our office is located at 5707 US 25/70 across from Madison High School in Marshall, North Carolina.

Sylvia Shelton, Admin. Assistant
Tony Williams, Zoning Administrator
Danny Allen, Code Enforcement Officer
Sara Nichols, County Planner 828-649-1377

When calling about an Inspection please have your permit number and owner's name readily available.

Permits & Inspections

The Madison County Inspection Department is in place to provide code enforcement for the safety and well-being of the people in Madison County.

This agency enforces the North Carolina Building Code which was adopted by the North Carolina Building Code Council.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is a Permit Required?
A permit is required for all new building construction, alteration, or renovation. General repairs are excluding unless you are adding, changing, or altering what already exists. For a single dwelling only one permit is issued and it will cover all trades. For anything else separate permits are issued for each trade (building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical). A permit is not required if the work cost less than five thousand dollars unless you are adding, changing or altering the existing systems or any load bearing structure.

What do I need to obtain a permit?
Please click here to see flow charts for the permitting process.

When does a permit expire?
Once you obtain a permit you will have 6 months (180 days) to commence work and have an inspection done. Once your first inspection is done you will have up to 1 year (365 days) to obtain your next inspection.

What Code do you follow?
We follow the North Carolina Building Code.
Free NC Building Codes online

Where can I purchase a copy of the codes?
You can order the code books online by clicking here.

    Copyright 2005 - 2016, Madison County Government, All Rights Reserved