Register of Deeds will be closed December 5, 6 and 9, 2019, to move to a larger space across the hall from its current offices within the Catawba County Justice Center.

Plan Review

We are implementing a requirement for Revisions to commercial plans; effective 8/1/2019 any revised drawings submitted for review will be required to be accompanied by a Scope of Changes statement, this will be similar to what is already required for resubmittal to disapproved plans. This will facilitate the plan reviewer in his/her review of your plans and will reduce the need for phone calls to designers to identify or clarify what changes are being proposed from the approved drawings.

Provides plan review for commercial projects to ensure code compliance with the North Carolina Building Codes, conducts on-site safety inspections for Temporary Events, provides plan review services based on State Local Option Plan Review guidelines and conducts express plan reviews by appointment. "Counter" reviews will be completed on Duplexes for tenant separation unless the complexity of the separation requires a full plan review. Townhouses require a full plan review.

This site will allow you to look up permit applications, schedule inspections, research property information, access code case information, and review plan submissions. You do not need an account to view or search record information, although any submissions requires an account to be created with the county.

Access the Citizen Access Portal

Laura Rooks
Plan Review Supervisor
Office: (828) 465-7953
Mobile: (828) 312-5725

Russell Ehrhart
Building Services Official III
Office: (828) 465-8376
Mobile: (828) 639-3141


Ciejae Abee
Plans Facilitator
Building Services Official I
Office: (828) 465-7961
Mobile: (828) 228-9479

Damon White
Building Services Official II
Office: (828) 465-7952
Mobile: (828) 639-9742