Building Code Enforcement
GovernmentThe Building Code Enforcement Department is dedicated to ensuring safety to all Rowan County citizens by enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code. Our inspectors are authorized by the North Carolina General Statues to enforce the State Building Codes.

We are responsible for Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Inspections and Permits as well as Building Plans Review. We also issue set up permits for Manufactured Homes and Modular Builds.

For more information regarding permits, plans or inspections, click on the appropriate link below or contact us at (704) 216.8619.

402 N. Main Street, Room 207 Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone:  704-216-8619     Fax:  704-638-3130
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Permit and Plans Review are issued/accepted from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Permit Cost Estimator

This spreadsheet can be use to estimate permit costs for all construction projects.  Click on the link above and follow the instructions.  Final permit costs will be calculated by our office staff.  This spreadsheet is for your use in estimating these costs.  Since permit costs are subject to change, you are encouraged to use this online version instead of saving a copy to your own computer.
Please do not send payment to our office based on values given by this estimator.



NC Lien Agent Law
Effective date:  April 1, 2013
For:  Residential & Commercial

How to Calculate Braced Walls

NEW Braced Wall Code Section
Effective 9.1.13
Complete replacement of Section R602.10.

Post Framing Manual

Effective date: December 20, 2013
Residential Accessory Buildings only

Design guideline for post frame (pole barn)

construction of Residential Accessory

structures up to 24' wide x 30' long max. 



Useful Links

Permit Application Online Inspection Request Weekly Building Reports
Schedule Inspection Form