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Welcome to Building Services
To safeguard the health, safety and welfare of  Mecklenburg County citizens by enforcing the NC State Building Codes for structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

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The 2012 NC Residential Code posted on the ICC website at this link is the final free view only document.

The Soft Cover books are expected to be available for shipment from ICC the week of March 26th. They should be available for sale in the OSFM office the week of April 9.

Once the book is available for sale, the PDF Download version will also be available for sale on the ICC website for both Windows and MAC environments and can be installed on one primary and one backup (laptop) computer.

Building Division Scope of Services:  

  • To enforce the North Carolina Building Codes, by inspecting all new Commercial and Residential type construction also including alteration, additions, remodeling and rehabilitation.
  • Research and develop code interpretations
  • Investigate reports and appearance of work being done without permits.
  • To inspect any commercial site that has a change of  occupancy requiring permit.
  • To inspect any commercial site that changed ownership, or business classification for the public safety related to ABC licensing.
  • Assist customers in code violation resolutions to achieve compliance.
  • Provide monthly consistency meetings, open to the general public, designed to ensure uniform enforcement application of codes.
  • Communicate action/proposed action to necessary agencies, and affected parties
  • To serve the public in time of disasters by assisting in the observation and assessment of damaged structures by providing a specialty trained team within the department called S.E.R.T (State Emergency Response Teams)

Building Code Administrator
Lon McSwain - 704-336-4302

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