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News and Updates

Please check this page frequently for updated information on new codes and interpretations, for upcoming changes in Building Department policies and procedures, and for general information helpful to you as a professional builder ENoticeor homeowner/builder.

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14
Mar
2013

Session Law 2012-158, Senate Bill 42

Beginning on April 1, 2013 Both the City of Gastonia and Gaston County Building Inspection will follow the guidelines set forth in Senate Bill 42 for Lien Agent requirements.


25
Oct
2012

Termination of I.V.R. Phone System

On January 1st of 2013 the Gaston County Building Inspections department will retire the IVR phone system that we currently use for customers and contractors to schedule inspection.


20
Apr
2012

Mechanical Code Changes 2012

Mechanical Code Changes 2012


02
Mar
2012

2012 Code Changes

This is to inform all Building Inspections customers that the North Carolina codes will be changing this year and there are mandatory enforcement dates that our office as well as our customers will have to follow.


28
Mar
2011

New Lead Based Paint Requirements

On January 1st, 2010, new legislation became effective to create the North Carolina Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Program...


06
Mar
2011

New Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation

Beginning April 1, 2011, Gaston County Building Inspections will begin enforcing the State mandated requirement that approved carbon monoxide detectors be installed per Sec. R313 of the NC Residential Code.


24
Oct
2010

Permits Issued to Unlicensed Contractors

Beginning Monday, October 25, 2010, an unlicensed General Contractor submitting an application for a building permit must also submit a signed and written contract between the GC and the homeowner that verifies the contract price...


02
Mar
2010

Post and Beam Construction Plans for Detached Pole Buildings and Carports, etc.

The NC Residential Code does not provide prescriptive plans for post/beam type structures as it does for conventionally framed structures.


28
Sep
2009

Electric Services for well pumps, electrified fences, motorized gates, etc. when no Building Permit has been issued

We will issue 100 amp maximum rated services with one disconnect only for the purposes listed above on property that does not otherwise have a building permit issued...


31
Jul
2009

Updated and Improved On-Line Web Scheduling

Gaston County will no longer be paying for the services of MobileHWY to provide on-line scheduling on the County website.


15
Dec
2008

Restaurant Grease Hood Acceptance Test

Beginning January 2, 2009, Gaston County will require a “capture and containment” performance test to be witnessed by the Fire Inspector having jurisdiction...


14
Jul
2008

Requirements for Detached Garages, Storage Buildings and Other Residential Accessory Structures less than 1000 Sq. Ft.

Building permit applications may be submitted during all normal business hours at the Building Inspections Office. Before doing so, please review the following checklist...


27
Feb
2008

Memo on Requesting Inspection Times

If a customer who has a scheduled inspection on that day calls a Permit Facilitator to find out when the inspector will be on the jobsite, the procedure will be as follows...


14
Jan
2008

Pier and Curtain Wall Height

The height of the 4” curtain wall will be determined by measuring from the top of the footing, if the wall is sitting directly on the continuous footing...


14
Jan
2008

Guard Rails on Screened Porches

On screened in porches that have a walking surface more that 30” above the adjacent grade, screen material , without vertical pickets, may be accepted...


27
Nov
2007

You may now access all Building Department records online

It is now possible to directly access Gaston County Building Inspections Department records on line. All that you need to do is...


06
Nov
2007

NEC Ground Rod Requirements

On January 1, 2008, Gaston County Building Inspections will begin to enforce Article 250.56 of the National Electrical Code. This Article requires that...