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Building Services

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.

Find Us

Catawba County Building Services can be reached in person at the Government Center or virtually at Hickory City Hall.

Government Center
25 Government Dr., Newton
(Main Office)
Phone: 828-465-8399
Hickory City Hall
76 North Center Street, Hickory
(Virtual-drop off only)
Phone 828-465-8399

Contact Us

Schedule Inspections



Building Services ChiefReid Goforth828-312-5709
Plan Review SupervisorLaura Rooks828-465-7953
Permit CenterPat Queen828-465-7964
Assistant Building Services ChiefStephen Winthrop828-312-5726