Permit Services

Provides permitting information and service to the citizens of Catawba County, including municipalities. The Permit Center currently operates two locations within the County in an effort to provide convenient sites for the public to acquire permits and information for Building Services, Planning and Development, Fire Marshal’s Office, and Environmental Health in a coordinated, efficient, and friendly manner.

REQUEST INSPECTIONS: ***New Changes Effective January 1, 2021***

Click to Learn More About the New Inspection Process Effective January 1, 2021



We are offering remote visits with a permit specialist. This is meant to replace a face-to-face visit and allow you to acquire permit information and permits without visiting the office. Permit applications are still required and must be reviewed and approved by a permit specialist prior to a permit being issued.


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).

Permit Detail Search: Search permit and inspection records based on the permit number.

Contractor Search: Search permit and inspection records based on the contractor’s name.

To schedule an inspection, contact the Permit Center at 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.

Pat Queen
Permit Center Supervisor
(828) 465-7964
Patricia Mathes
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399
Regina Munday
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399
Sheila Nadeau
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399
Liz Smitherman
Permit Center Specialist
(828) 465-8399