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Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

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2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)

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Overview  |  Order Code Books  |  Permitting Under the 2012 Code

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: July 24, 2018

Overview

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.


Order Code Books

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. 


Permitting Under the 2012 Code

  • Suggested submittal dates for permitting projects under 2012 Codes:
    • Large projects (5h or more of review time OR new construction/reno in excess of 20,000 sf): Aug. 31, 2018
    • Residential and residential master plans: Aug. 31, 2018
    • Small commercial projects: October 1, 2018

  • The dates above should allow ample time for plan review and permitting for most projects. However, the customer is responsible for managing the timeline, if additional plan review cycles are required, to ensure the project is permit-ready, and complete permit application is submitted, no later than 4:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018.

  • Permits for all projects must be issued by Dec. 31, 2018, to use the 2012 codes. Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement must have approved plans (where required), and a complete permit application in place by 4:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018, to issue a permit by that Dec. 31.

  • To be considered complete, permit applications must include a current license, current bond, and mechanic's lien, if applicable. Please keep in mind holiday closings and processing times of insurance and licensing agencies when confirming all the required components are in place for a permit application. 

Projects That Will Not Be Permitted Under the 2012 Code by Dec. 31, 2018

  • Any project that is not approved and complete permit application submitted by 4:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018, must complete a Revision to Approved Plans (RTAP)  or resubmit under 2018 codes. This may cause additional plan review cycles or fees – and may take additional time.

  • Customers who have concerns about meeting the dates above should contact their project managers.


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Service
980-314-CODE(2633)