North Carolina Building Codes Currently In Use

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

  • N.C. State Building Code 

  • N.C. State Building Code Residential Code

  • N.C. State Existing Building 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
General contractors should be licensed  the N.C. Licensing Board for General Contractors.

Electrical Contracting
Electrical contractors should be licensed through the N.C. State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Mechanical/Plumbing Contracting
Mechanical/Plumbing contractors should be licensed through the N.C. State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors.