North Carolina Building Code

North Carolina Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: May 21, 2024

Notes: North Carolina adopts custom codes that are called the 2018 North Carolina Codes. These custom codes are based off the 2015 edition of the I-Codes.
Electrical installations are inspected by municipal and county electrical inspection departments. All municipal and county electrical inspectors must be certified by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. State-owned buildings are inspected by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Engineering and Building Codes Division

North Carolina Construction Code and Edition Adopted:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

State code must be enforced in local jurisdictions.

Additional Building Codes By State

State Website
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of North Carolina.

N. C. State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 733-9042
Fax: (919) 733-6105

State Licensing Division
State Fire Marshall
State Environmental Permit
North Carolina Building Code by County
North Carolina Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


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