Building Code Enforcement
The Building Department is dedicated to serving the general public in the area of life safety matters pertaining to new construction, remodeling, repairs, additions and demolition of industrial, commericial and residential buildings within the City limits of Waynesville.
City Building Codes
The Building Official is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of adopted City codes. This includes the review of building permits and construction to ensure compliance with the 2006 International Building and the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings. Other duties include oversight of the residential and commerical occupancy inspection program, the inspection of sewer hookups, and code enforcement of general municipal codes.
|For most building related projects inside City limits, permits are required. This includes new construction, remodeling, upgrades and improvements to not only the structural part of a building but also the mechanical systems and any additional structures to be erected on the property. If you are uncertain which permit application pertains to your project, you can reach out to the Building Official through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
*IF YOU BEGIN CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING YOUR PERMIT, YOU COULD BE MANDATED TO DEMOLISH YOUR PROJECT AS IT WOULD BE UNAUTHORIZED AND POTENTIALLY NON-COMPLIANT WITH THE CITY'S BUILDING CODES. ALSO, FAILURE TO OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT FOR YOUR PROJECT IS A VIOLATION OF CITY MUNICIPAL CODE AND COULD RESULT, IF CONVICTED, IN A FINE NOT MORE THAN $500.00 OR NOT MORE THAN NINETY (90) DAYS CONFINEMENT.*
General Building Permit Application - Used for remodels, upgrades, fences and accessory buildings, etc.
New Build Permit Application - Used for both Residential and Commercial new construction.
Conditional Use Application - Used to apply for an exception to the property's zoning classification. Example - Requesting a hair salon (which is authorized in Commerically zoned areas) to be allowed in a single-family home (which is classified as Residential).
Rezoning Application - Used to change the zoning classification of a property.
Variance Application - Used to request an exception, regarding building codes, regarding construction.
Petition of Annexation - Used to request annexation of contiguous property into the city limits of Waynesville.