What to expect?

                                                                              Typical Inspections

Building Inspections
Office Hours8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday    
Inspectors in office 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   
Permits issued 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PO Box 308
Physical Location: 35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 (fax)

Our Vision:
Protecting the health, safety and welfare of people by creating better building and safer communities.


Your Building Inspection & Planning Staff

Director of Inspections: Steve Jones
Code Enforcement Official:
Dan Bolt
Code Enforcement Official: David Gosnell
Permits/Scheduling Inspections:
 Kristy Tipton
Addressing/Permits: Yvette Szuster
County Planner/Zoning Administrator:
Cathy Ruth
Planning Administrator: Samantha Collins
Fire Marshal/Fire Inspections/Emergency Management Director:
Bobby Arledge

The Inspection Department duties and responsibilities

Enforce within the county all state and local laws and local ordinances and regulations relating to:  (1) the construction of buildings; (2) the installation of plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating systems, refrigeration systems, and air-conditioning systems; (3) the maintenance of buildings in a safe, sanitary, and healthful conditions; and (4) other matters that may be specified by the Board of Commissioners.    

Online Forms & Documents

Click here to view Building Inspections documents.    

Related Links:
NC Department of Insurance             
Environmental Health/Polk County Health Department  
Building Codes & Other Information
International Code Council
Lien Agent Law

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