Building Inspections

Provides quality building code enforcement services to the citizens of Catawba County, including the eight municipal areas of Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, Long View, Newton and Maiden by issuance of permits and on-site inspections in accordance with the North Carolina Building Codes.

IMPORTANT:The Inspection Schedule and Results HAVE NOW MOVED!!!

Inspection Schedule

  • CLICK ON THIS LINK >>>>> ePermits Inspection Reports <<<<<
  • Click on the desired Inspection Schedule for Catawba County Permits report
  • Enter the date of the inspection schedule you want to view
  • Review the report to locate your scheduled inspection (use Google Chrome on Mobile Devices)

Inspection Results

  • CLICK ON THIS LINK >>>>> ePermits Inspection Reports <<<<<
  • Click on the desired Inspection Results for Catawba County Permits report
  • Enter the date of the inspection results you want to view
  • Review the report to locate the results of your inspection (use Google Chrome on Mobile Devices)

The following links provide information for permits and inspections. You do not need an account to view or search for record information. For more search options, click Reports (above).

ePermits Inspection Reports (NEW!!!)

ePermits Permit Search (NEW!!!)


Permit Detail Search (prior to 12/04/23 only) : Search permit and inspection records based on the permit number.

Contractor Search (prior to 12/04/23 only) : Search permit and inspection records based on the contractor's name.


To schedule an inspection, visit our new ePermits Portal at epermits.catawbacountync.gov! Alternatively, contact the Permit Center at permitapps@catawbacountync.gov or 828-465-8399 (leave a message). Please include the permit number or street address of the project, the inspection type, and the desired date for the inspection in the message.

Inspections are scheduled for the following workday. Once that day is booked, inspections are scheduled for the next available workday.

Online payments are accepted through our ePermits system. CLICK HERE to get started. If you do not already have an ePermits user account, you will be required to set one up to make payments.

Reid Goforth
Building Services Chief
Office: (828) 464-7880
Mobile: (828) 312-5709

Stephen Winthrop
Assistant Building Services Chief
Office: (828) 465-7955
Mobile: (828) 312-5726

Jarrett Miller
Building Services Field Supervisor
Mobile: (828) 639-0961

Craig Taylor
Building Services Field Supervisor
Mobile: (828) 639-0396

Brad Gates
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 601-4822

Graham Cornell
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 514-2227

Jason Fox
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 639-1295

Mark Goularte
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 639-1457

Jacob Justice
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 578-9498

Jimmy Martin
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 639-0709

Casey Baucom
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 639-9918

Robert Spallino
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (828) 568-2954

Seth Stiwalt
Building Services Official I
Mobile: (704) 832-9523

Ciejae Abee
Building Services Official II
Mobile: (828) 228-9479

Brad Honeycutt
Building Services Official II
Mobile: (828) 639-1025

Rob Michaleski
Building Services Official II
Mobile: (704) 832-9032

Ben Holden
Building Services Official III
Mobile: (828) 405-6332

Dwight Smith
Building Services Official III
Mobile: (828) 302-7223

Tommy Winchester
Building Services Official III
Mobile: (828) 578-1802