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NC Building Code Information

Listed below are the codes that are applicable to construction work in the State of North Carolina :

  • N.C. State Building Code 
  • N.C. State Building Code Residential Code
  • N.C. State Rehabilitation Code
  • N.C. State Building Code (Chp 11) & ANSI A117.1
  • N.C. State Plumbing Code
  • N.C. State Mechanical Code
  • N.C. State Fuel Gas Code
  • N.C. State Electrical Code (NEC w NC amendments)
  • N.C. State Fire Code
  • N.C. State Energy Code
  • N.C. Administrative Code and Policies

Contractor Licensing Requirements:

General Contracting
Projects whose cost is under $30,000.00 do not require a Licensed General Contractor.

Projects costing $30,000.00 require the general contractor to be licensed through the N.C. General Contractor's Licensing Board.

Electrical Contracting
Electrical Contracting license required from the N.C. Electrical Contractor's Licensing Board

Mechanical/Plumbing Contracting
Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor's license required by the N.C. Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor's Board.

Helpful Links:

North Carolina Building Inspectors Association

NC Building Codes Order Forms


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