Building Department and Floodplain Management
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:
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTAL:
Residential building permit applications may be submitted during the hours of 8:00am to 9:00am and 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Building Inspections Office. Before doing so, please review the following checklist of required information so that your permit approval will not be unnecessarily delayed.
If you are within the city limits or within the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the Town of Hayesville, you will need a valid zoning permit from that local authority. To contact the town of Hayesville, call: (828) 389-1862.
If your project is located within a designated FEMA flood zone (AE) then you will need to apply for a Floodplain Development Permit. You will also be required to submit a FEMA Elevation Certificate
One set of plans is required for permitting. Sealed plans are not required for most one and two family homes under 4,500 SqFt, detached, single story, residential storage buildings, garages, or similar unoccupied structures, built by conventional construction methods. Residential buildings exceeding 4,500 SqFt, Residential buildings with more than two separate living areas, manufactured metal buildings, log buildings, and post and beam buildings require design by a North Carolina licensed engineer or architect.
Plans that are required must be on a minimum 11X17 standard paper drawn to scale. A floor plan (with each room labeled as to use: i.e. bedroom, storage, bathroom - the label of "Bonus Room" or "Other" is not a use), foundation plan, and wall & roof section should, at minimum, be provided. If your project is an interior remodel or addition you normally will not need sealed plans. Plans may be submitted via e-mail in a PDF format.
If you are on a well and/or septic system, approvals required by Clay County Environmental Health Dept must be obtained prior to applying and submitted along with your Building Permit application. You may call the Health Dept. at (828) 389-8326 for further information.
Any new structure or addition outside of the footprint of the existing house near an existing septic system requires Clay County Environmental Health Dept. approval.
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR PERMIT APPLICATION:
Please read each request for information carefully so that you can provide the correct information. This will help us to process your application accurately:
COMMERCIAL PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTAL:
To submit a commercial permit application please follow all of the above guidelines with following additional considerations:
33 Main Street
P.O. Box 118
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: (828) 389-0274
Fax: (828) 389-9875
Department Director / Floodplain Manager:
Sam Beck II
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
Permit Application Form (PDF)
2012 NC Energy Efficiency Certificate (PDF)
Subcontractor Verification Form (PDF)
Floodplain Development Permit Application (PDF)
General Requirements for Inspections (PDF)
Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)
2008 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (PDF)
Building Height Ordinance (PDF)
Solar Farm Ordinance (PDF)
NC Liens Agents Online
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
Clay County Flood Maps Online
Order NC Code Books Online
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Commission Chair"It is a great privilege and honor to be the voice of Clay County. As elected officials we are guided and directed by our local citizens from all walks of life. Our goal is to implement a proactive plan for the economic and environmental betterment of our county. Our board of Commissioners works diligently to preserve our heritage and also promote sustainable quality of life for our citizens. We realize that for these concepts to work we must remain partners and work as people helping people."
33 Main Street,
Hayesville, NC 28904
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