Claremont Library is closed through Saturday, May 25 due to A/C issues.
County Offices, Libraries, and Blackburn Construction/Demo Landfill are closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Blackburn Sanitary Landfill, Convenience Centers and Catawba County Parks will be open.

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.

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

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 InspectionsEmail828-465-8399
Building Services ChiefRick Frady828-465-8454
Plan Review SupervisorLaura Rooks828-465-7953
Field SupervisorReid Goforth828-312-5709
Permit CenterPat Queen828-465-7964