Building Inspections

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 Lee  - Shane   - Clint  - Joey  - Ruth  - Ronnie  - Caleb

Rutherford County Building/Fire Inspections
We are now located at:
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).


Our business hours have changed. 
We are now open 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM.   
Our inspectors leave out at 8:00 AM.  



The 2018 NC Code for Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas went into effect January 1, 2019.

Shane
Shane Dotson, Director

Caleb
Caleb Wilson, Senior Inspector
   

Joey
Joey Turrubiarte, Fire Inspector
 

Ronnie
Ronnie Martin, Building Inspector
      
Ronnie's normal inspection route includes the areas of Forest City-Danieltown-Shiloh-Rutherfordton-Spindale.

Lee - Copy
Lee Pace, Building Inspector
Lee's normal inspection route includes the areas of Bostic-Ellenboro-Gilkey-Golden Valley-Sunshine-Union Mills.
John Beck, Building Inspector
John's normal inspection route includes the areas of Green Hill, Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock.

Ruth
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 duct testing, penetrometer testing, 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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