The Catawba County Building Services Division administers the NC State building regulations. Permits are required for general construction; electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work; for moving a house; for placement of a mobile home; for demolition of buildings and for insulating a home. The Division does inspections in the unincorporated areas of the County and for the eight municipalities; Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, Long View, Newton, and Maiden.
Catawba County Building Services can be reached in person at the Government Center or virtually at Hickory City Hall.
25 Government Dr., Newton
|Hickory City Hall|
76 North Center Street, Hickory
(Virtual-drop off only)
|Building Services Chief||Reid Goforth||828-312-5709|
|Plan Review Supervisor||Laura Rooks||828-465-7953|
|Permit Center||Pat Queen||828-465-7964|
|Assistant Building Services Chief||Stephen Winthrop||828-312-5726|