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
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.
You will need a property improvement checklist filled out and signed. Permit forms filled out completely along with plans of the structure to be built.
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.
We follow the North Carolina Building Code.
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