Building Inspections FAQs

Do I need a building permit for a barn?

A building permit is not required for a farm building but an electrical permit is required if there is to be wiring installed.

What is the frost line in Ashe County?

24 inches

Where do I go to get a permit?

The Ashe County Court House 150 Government Circle Jefferson N.C. 2nd floor suit 2400.  Also if this permit is for a new dwelling make sure you have obtained your septic permit from the health department and have plans of the building.

What is the number of ground rods required on and electrical service?

2 six feet apart.

What size egress window is required in a bed room?

Not less than a clear opening of 22” high and 20” wide min. net clear opening of 4 sq. ft.

What are the insulation requirements for Ashe County?

R 30 floor
R 38 Ceiling
R19 in walls

When are Guard Rails required?

Porches, balconies, raised floors, or steps 30” above floor or grade.

Is sheet rock required between the garage and living space in a dwelling?

Yes ½ “