Building Permits & Inspections

The City of Gastonia is an approved inspection agency through the North Carolina Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshalls Office. All code officials are certified through the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board.  The building standards are presented by the North Carolina Building Code Council and are ultimately approved by the North Carolina General Assembly for adoption by local jurisdictions.
The most recent adopted codes for North Carolina are the 2018 NC Building Codes which includes: building (residential and commercial), plumbing, mechanical, energy, gas, rehab and fire codes; and a reference document for Accessibility Code (ANSI A117.1 2003 Version); 2017 National Electric Code.
We are using a new permitting system, CityView.  The CityView Portal gives residents and contractors 24/7 convenience when applying for permits, making payments, viewing review status of applications and scheduling inspections. It has many functionalities with the customer in mind. 
For Permit Applications, Submittals and Fee Schedules, click HERE.  
      For permits issued on or after July 8, 2020 click on the image below
      For permits issued before July 8, 2020 click on the image below
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To obtain copies of these codes please visit the ICC website: Building Codes
During code cycles the NC Department of Insurance issues interpretations of the code copies of these may be obtained at the following link: NC DOI Interpretation
For more information, please see Quick Links to the right.
Offices for Building Permits and Inspections are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the first floor.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
704.866.6729 extension 3 (office)
704.836.0010 (fax)


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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.



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Gastonia NC 28052