Building Inspections

Due to health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Avery County Building Inspection and                 Planning Department is AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, as of Wednesday March 26, 2020.

What this means to Contractors and/or Homeowners:

  • We ask that you submit any applications and/or payments via mail or email. 
  • We are currently conducting daily inspections.  PLEASE NOTE! We will not be conducting ANY inspections on homes   that are OCCUPIED!!
  • If you have code questions, or questions about a job, please call our office. The office is staffed daily from 8:00-4:30.   
  • We will be evaluating our protocol daily.


The Avery County Inspections Department is charged with inspecting the construction/remodeling of all residential or commercial buildings in the County in an effort to insure compliance with the North Carolina State Building Codes. Our inspections cover all structural aspects, electrical and plumbing systems,HVAC systems, and fire protection systems in an effort to insure that all structures in the County are safe for occupancy.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday


Contact Us:

Avery County Inspections
P.O. Box 596
Newland, NC 28657

Cindy Puckett
Office Administrator
Main Office
Phone: (828) 733-8204
Fax: (828) 733-7003


Tommy Burleson
Director of Inspections & Planning
Phone: (828) 733-8204


Allison J. Kidd
Building Inspector
Phone: (828) 733-8206

Adam Long
Building Inspector
Phone: (828) 733-8205