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Projects That Will Not Be Permitted by Dec. 31, 2018
This page is designed to help guide our customers though the transition and change to the 2018 N.C. Building Codes. This guide will be updated as new information becomes available.
Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2018
The 2018 N.C. Building Code family will become effective Jan. 1, 2019. This will replace all state building codes in North Carolina, with the exception of the electrical code, which became effective in June 2018. Please note: The ICC A117.1-09 (Accessibility Code) is still in effect for the 2018 code cycle.
From July 1-Dec. 31, 2018, use of the 2012 or 2018 N. C. Building Codes is allowed. All jobs that have not been permitted by Dec. 31, 2018, must comply with the 2018 N.C. Building Codes.
For more details, please read the July 2018 memo from Code Enforcement Director Patrick Granson.
Code books may be
purchased directly from the ICC. Viewable PDFs are also available on the ICC's site (be sure to click "2018" in the navigation bar near the top of the page).
Please note: The ICC A117.1-09 (Accessibility Code) is still in effect for the 2018 code cycle.
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement does not have any code books for sale.
The deadline for issuing permits under the 2012 N.C. Building Code is fast approaching! To ensure the highest probability of successful permitting, plans for any single-family homes or small commercial projects being reviewed by RTAC or CTAC staff must be submitted by 5 pm. Friday, Dec. 14.
While all plans were encouraged to be submitted some time ago, we have continued to acept residential and small commercial plans drawn under the 2012 codes in an effort accomodate our customers. To allow approrpate time for plan review and permitting, no plans drawn under 2012 codes can be accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 14. The state of North Carolina requires that all permits under the 2012 codes be issued by the end of the year.
Customers who have questions should call 980-314-CODE and follow the prompts for technical assistance.