Building Standards

Our mission is to provide consistent, timely, and courteous service to all our customers. The focus of our service is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare by ensuring all buildings and structures within the City’s jurisdiction meet the minimum requirements of the NC Building Codes and at the same time to encourage our customers to locate, alter, or renovate their enterprise here in Monroe.

Our Services

We provide free consultation services to anyone seeking to locate their business in Monroe. Our purpose is to visit the proposed site, to evaluate and discuss any code compliance issues, and to assist you in making a decision before you lease or make a purchase.

We strive to provide expert professional answers to your code questions based on over 40 years of inspection experience.

Our attitude is that we want you to locate in Monroe, and we see it as a privilege to serve you.

****Latest Code Updates****

The Rules Review Commission of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings approved the 2017 State Electrical Code on February 15, 2018 as having an effective date of June 12, 2018. Please check the link below for new information:

2017 State Electrical Code Update


How Do I Become a Certified NC Building Code Inspector?

2012 Appendex B Form

Important Links


International Code Council

NC Licensing Board for General Contractors

NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors 

NC Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, And Fire Sprinkler Contractors

NC Office of the State Fire Marshal