Department Info

Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Personnel

    Tommy Winchester
  • Building Inspector
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  • Paul Buchanan
    Fire Inspector
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  • Misty Sparks
    Secretary

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Get A Building Permit?

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Building & Fire Inspections

Tommy WInchester

Tommy Winchester, Building Inspector

130 Forest Service Drive, Suite B
Bakersville, NC 28705
E-mail: tommy.winchester@mitchellcounty.org
Telephone: 828.688.4771
Fax: 828.688.3668

Paul Buchanan

Paul Buchanan, Fire Inspector

130 Forest Service Drive, Suite B
Bakersville, NC 28705
E-mail: mitchellem@mitchellcounty.org
Telephone: 828.688.4771
Cell: 828.385.0911
Fax: 828.688.3668

Department Overview

The Building Inspections department evaluates construction in the county and makes sure it meets appropriate codes and standard, along with fire safety codes.

Steps to Getting a Building Permit

  1. Plans must be approved before permits are issued.
  2. Plan approval does not guarantee inspections will pass. On-site construction takes preference over plans.
  3. Permits must be paid for at the time of permit issuance.
  4. The first inspection must be within six months of the date the permit was issued. If the first inspection is not done within six months of permit date the permit becomes null and void.
  5. At least one inspection must be performed in each twelve-month period after a permit is issued. If an inspection is not performed in a twelve-month period, the permit becomes nuill and void.
  6. If an inspection is called in by 9:00 a.m., the inspector will more than likely be able to get to it that day.
  7. Please note that a certain time for inspections cannot be given. Mitchell County has one building inspector. Inspections are done by geographical area, not by appointment times.
  8. A final inspection will not be performed until we have a final septic approval from the health department.
  9. A final electrical inspection has to be performed before a final is completed and before a certificate of occupancy is issued.