CLICK HERE FOR INSPECTION SCHEDULES AND RESULTS. We are migrating to a new system. Thank you!

Permit Services

Online Services: The new ePermits system provides online access to permits related to commercial and residential construction, well and septic installation or repair, food and lodging applications, planning and zoning, and play review, among others. Users can now submit permit applications and payments and view inspection appointments and results 27 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In-Person Services: The Catawba County Permit Center (located in the Catawba County Government Center at 25 Government Drive in Newton) continues to accept in=person applications and payments from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

IMPORTANT:CLICK HERE to access the Inspection Schedule and Results. THEY HAVE NOW MOVED!!! See instructions below.

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)

REQUEST INSPECTIONS:

SUBMIT PERMIT APPLICATIONS:

Permit applications are accepted online through our ePermits system. CLICK HERE to access the system.

If you are a first-time user, you will need to set up a user account to access the system. If you are a building or trade contractor who has done business with us in the past five years, contact the Permit Center at 828-465-8399 or permitapps@catawbacountync.gov for an access code to link to your existing account. All other users will not need an access code.

GENERAL QUESTIONS: 828-465-8399


During peak months, please allow additional time for permit processing.


To use the ePermits system, CLICK HERE and create your account.*

*Building and trade contractors who are already doing business with the Permit Office should start by contating the Catawba County Permit Center at permitapps@catawbacountync.gov or 828-465-8399 to receive an access code. The code will enable them to set up an online account that synchronizes with their existing information in the system.

*All other users will start by visiting epermits.catawbacountync.gov and creating a new user account online. When you get to the web page, click "Sign Up" in the top right corner to begin. An access code from the permit office will not be needed.

Once your account is established, you can select from the menu of options to begin using the system. Online tutorials are available to assist with learning the system.

You will also receive access to a personalized dashboard, where you can track the status of your applications and payments, request inspections, see upcoming scheduled inspections, and view inspection results. Checks, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) are accepted.

Submit Online Inspection Requests OR Legacy Inspection Request

If you do not already have an ePermits user account, you will be required to set one up before submitting your inspection request.


The following links provide information for permits and inspections. You do not need an account to view or search 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.


Inspection Requests are now available through ePermits. An ePermits account will need to be created for use.

To schedule an inspection, complete an Online Inspection Request or contact the Permit Center at 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 shstey.

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.

Tell us how we're doing. Click here for a brief Service Survey .

Pat Queen
Permit Center Supervisor
(828) 465-8399

Kelsi Crouch
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399

Chantel Harrington
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399

Patricia Mathes
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399

Regina Munday
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399

Gina Styer
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399

Tell us how we're doing. Click here for a brief Service Survey.