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HOW DO I SUBMIT A SET OF COMMERCIAL PLANS FOR MY BUILDING?


If you're thinking about doing some interior remodeling or renovation, an addition to your existing building, or you want to build a new one, you will need to take the following steps:

  • Contact the Municipal Planning & Zoning Office for the city, town or area where your building or property is located.
  • Staff of that office will let you know of any requirements that they have, such as site plan details.
  • Contact the Catawba County Plan Review Office at 828-466-5130. They will answer any questions, and give you a brief step-by-step overview of the process.
  • When you have your plans ready to submit, you will need to fill out a Commercial Plan Review Application.
  • The number of sets of plans required to be brought into the Permit Center for processing are identified on the form by Zoning office.
  • Make sure that each set of plans contains a building summery sheet (Appendix B)
  • Bring your plans to either Permit Center.
  • A $10.00 fee will be collected each time you submit plans.
  • If you are working with a Municipal Planning & Zoning Office other than the Catawba County or City of Hickory offices, you will need to drop off your plans with that office before you come to either location of the Catawba County Permit Center. They will give you a "Blue Form" to show the Catawba County Permit Center when you drop off your plans.
  • When your plans are processed at the Catawba County Permit Center, you will be given your plan case number and sent a confirmation letter that will tell you how you may use our Online Permit Center to monitor the progress of you plans. We will be glad to show you how to you use this system if you need help. We hope you find the system easy to use and a good source of information.

  • Have we answered your question or addressed your concern? If not, let us know.