Building Inspections

Chief Building Code Inspector – Jacob Nelms EMAIL

Administrative Assistant – Hope Anderson
12 North Main Street (Mailing) 196 Knight Street (physical)          Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828)479-7982 FAX (828)479-7988
INSPECTOR Available for questions 8:00am – 9:00 am Monday – Friday
For any permit questions, email Hope Anderson:

For questions regarding 911 addressing contact

The Building Inspections Department is charged with the responsibility of providing for the public safety, health and general welfare for the Citizens of Graham County and in turn, the general population. Our primary objective is to accomplish that end through Code enforcement.

Our secondary objective and responsibility is to properly enforce laws and regulations as legally adopted by governing bodies of both County and City Watershed Ordinances, 911 Addressing Ordinances, Flood Plain Ordinances and Fire Protection Ordinances.

Duties and responsibilities shall be to enforce within our territorial jurisdiction, State and Local laws relating to:

  • The Construction of buildings and other structures;
  • The installation of such facilities as plumbing systems, electrical systems, air conditioning and heating systems

Our duties shall include the receipt of application for permits and the issuance or denial of permits, the making of necessary inspections, the issuing or denial of Certificate Of Compliance or Occupancy, the issuance of Orders to correct violations, the bringing of Judicial actions against actual or threatened violations, the keeping of adequate records and any other actions that may be required in order to adequately enforce the Building Code Laws of this State.

1. NC Lien Instructions
2. Inspection Request
3. Permit Application/Information

1. Flood Plain Ordinance – (PDF 36.2MB)
2. Graham County Addressing and Road Naming Ordinances
3. Watershed Protection Ordinance
4. Fire Protection Ordinance

1. Graham County
2. Long Creek
3. Rock Creek
4. Yellow Hammer Creek
5. Burgan Creek

The following is a list of web sites for various offices where additional information may be obtained:

North Carolina Online Lien Agent System
Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshal
North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors
North Carolina Licensing Board for Electrical Contractors
North Carolina Licensing Board for Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors
North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Control
North Carolina Board of Architecture
Water Supply Watershed Protection