Building Permits & Inspections

The City of Gastonia is an approved inspection agency through the North Carolina Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshalls Office. All code officials are certified through the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board.  The building standards are presented by the North Carolina Building Code Council and are ultimately approved by the North Carolina General Assembly for adoption by local jurisdictions.
The most recent adopted codes for North Carolina are the 2018 NC Building Codes which includes: building (residential and commercial), plumbing, mechanical, energy, gas, rehab and fire codes; and a reference document for Accessibility Code (ANSI A117.1 2003 Version); 2017 National Electric Code.
For Permit Applications and Fees, click HERE.  
To obtain copies of these codes please visit the ICC website: Building Codes
During code cycles the NC Department of Insurance issues interpretations of the code copies of these may be obtained at the following link: NC DOI Interpretation
For more information, please see Quick Links to the right.
Offices for Building Permits and Inspections are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the first floor.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
704.866.6729 extension 3 (office)
704.836.0010 (fax)