Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Department’s mission statement is, "Safeguarding Our Community Through Code Compliance."  We are here to assist our community and citizens with the following services:

  • Building Code Enforcement  (including permitting and inspections)
  • Community Appearance Ordinance
  • Junked and Nuisance Vehicle Ordinance
  • Minimum Housing Ordinance
  • Non-Residential Maintenance Ordinance





New House Permit

Frequently Asked Questions?

What are the office hours? Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I schedule an inspection? Inspections can be requested by contacting our office at 704-734-4599 or by email The permit number will be REQUIRED.

What is the turn around time for an inspection? Inspections scheduled before 3:30 p.m. will be performed the next business day. 

How will I know if my inspection passed or failed? An inspection results notice will be left at the jobsite if the contractor or owner is not present. You can also contact our office at 704-734-4599 or by email at

How do I get a building permit to build a new house? CLICK HERE

How do I get building permits for projects other than new houses? A zoning permit is required to be obtained prior to applying for any building permits. The only exception is residential remodels that do not change the outside "foot print" of the existing home. A zoning permit can be obtained from the Zoning Office located in the City Hall Building at 101 W. Gold St. Kings Mountain, NC or call for more information at 704-730-2108. 

Is a zoning permit required for swimming pools, fences, etc.? Yes, swimming pools, fences, signs, accessory buildings, retaining walls, gazebos and any other similar structure require zoning approval.

When do I need a lien agent? CLICK HERE

How do I obtain a lien agent? CLICK HERE

How can I pay the building permit fee? Permit fees are required to be paid prior to issuing a building permit. The permit fee can be paid in the office with either cash, check or credit card. A permit fee can also be paid over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card.

How do I submit plans for review? Plans can be delivered or mailed to the Codes Enforcement Department at 1013 N. Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

How many sets of plans are required to be submitted for commercial plan review? NEW BUILDINGS AND ADDITIONS: (4) complete sets including civil/site plans and (3) additional sets of civil/site plans.  All other projects require (3) complete sets unless otherwise noted. Fire Protection projects require (2) sets of plans.

What is the turn around time for a commercial plan review?  Typically 1 to 3 weeks.

What do I need to know about Asbestos? The City of Kings Mountain is not responsible for testing, abatement or disposal of materials containing asbestos during demolition of structures. This is solely the permit applicants responsibility. CLICK HERE to learn more about asbestos requirements.

How can I access the building codes? CLICK HERE.

How do I request an informal review of an inspection decision? CLICK HERE to download an internal review request form if you wish to dispute an inspection decision made by an inspector. Submit this form to the Director of Codes Enforcement by email or deliver to the inspections department.