828-389-0089 mpullium@claync.org

Clay County Building Department

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The purpose of the Clay County Building Department is to promote the general health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Clay County, to work with developers and contractors in achieving code and ordinance compliance, and work with other Clay County Departments and other governmental agencies for a coordinated effort. We strive to achieve these goals and contribute to the overall mission of Clay County by:
  • Administration and compliance of the codes and standards adopted from the State of North Carolina that regulate building construction.
  • Administration and compliance of the Clay County Ordinances as they relate to building and properties located in Clay County.
  • Provide information to the public and to assist them in understanding and the application of the adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Insure that those individuals and companies that do business in Clay County meet the regulatory standards set forth in state statutes and local ordinances for the business and occupation in which they are operating.
  • Assist the citizens and community in the recovery process resulting from disasters such as floods and fires


33 Main Street
P.O. Box 118
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: (828) 389-0274
Fax: (828) 389-9875


  • Department Director:


  • Administrative Assistant:

Chris Daley
E-mail: clay.building.dept@gmail.com


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (office closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00)

Permit Application Online and Inspection Requests Online:

Apply for a Permit Online
Permit Search and Inspection Request
Permits issued in 2012
Permits issued in 2013
Permits issued in 2014

Permits issued in 2015

Permits issued in 2016

Permits issued in 2017


2012 NC Energy Efficiency Certificate (PDF)
Visual Inspection Form – 2012 Energy Code (PDF)
Air Sealing: Testing Option Form – 2012 Energy Code (PDF)
Duct Air Leakage Testing Form – 2012 Energy Code (PDF)
Subcontractor Verification Form (PDF)
General Requirements for Inspections (PDF)
Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)


Building Height Ordinance (PDF)
Solar Farm Ordinance (PDF)

Helpful Links:

NC Building Codes Online
NC Liens Agents Online
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
Order NC Code Books Online
EPA Guidelines for Asbestos
EPA Guidelines for Radon

NC Department of Environmental Quality