Gaston County Building Permits & Inspections currently has 3 forms of power:
- Saw Service: used during the construction process to power tools and other construction items
- Temporary-to-Permanent Power: this is an optional inspection that can be performed prior to all Final inspections being approved; since this is an optional inspection the General Contractor will have to complete the Temporary-Power-Application-PDF (gastongov.com) form and then upload a copy of the completed document to the 'Attachment' section of the building permit. A completed form will include all sub-contractors signatures, the General Contractors signature having been notarized and completed portion detailing why power is needed on the home. Please know that there is an additional $100 charge associated with this inspection that must be paid prior to scheduling the Temporary Power inspection.
- Final Power: Gaston County will approve for power to be placed on a structure once all final inspections are approved; if you opt for Temporary Power then the meter that was previously set by the energy provided will convert to permanent power
ONCE OUR INSPECTORS DEEM THAT AN ELECTRICAL METER CAN BE SET AT A PROPERTY, REGARDLESS THE POWER TYPE, IT IS THE CONTRACTOR OR OWNERS RESPONSIBILTY TO CONTACT THE ENERGY PROVIDER TO NOTIFY THEM OF INSPECTION APPROVAL AND TO HAVE THE METER SET.