Planning & Inspection: Department Overview

The Beech Mountain Planning and Inspections Department interprets and enforces the North Carolina State Building Code and Beech Mountain Town Ordinances, including our Zoning Ordinance. The Department is staffed with one Building Codes Administrator, who is primarily responsible for building permits and construction related issues, and one Planner/ Zoning Administrator/ GIS Mapper, who serves as staff to the Planning Board, Tree Board, and Board of Adjustment and whose primary function is to create and recommend policies and programs to improve the overall character and quality of Beech Mountain.

It is our goal at the Town of Beech Mountain to always provide the highest level of service while striving to keep Beech Mountain a great place to live, visit, and play. If the Planning and Inspections Department can be of any assistance to you please don’t hesitate to contact us at (828) 387-4236 or visit us in the second floor of Town Hall.

When are Building Permits Required? Please Read

Other Permit Requirements in Beech Mountain

In the Town of Beech Mountain, some of the common local code issues include the requirements for tree cutting permits, sign permits, garbage bin enclosures, posted street addresses, screened l.p. gas tanks, and smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in rental housing. Cutting trees without a permit can result in a fine of $1,000 per tree. For more information see the Zoning Ordinance link below.

THE ZONING ORDINANCE

Located under TITLE XV: LAND USAGE in the Code of Ordinances at the above link.

ZONING MAP (PDF VERSION)

PLANNING & INSPECTION STAFF

John MerrittJohn Merritt, NCARB
Building Codes Administrator
Email John Merritt
Jes ScottJames (Jes) Scott, AICP
Planner/Zoning Administrator
Email James Scott

 

Please refer to the links below when looking for information regarding the fire code for rental properties in Beech Mountain.

Thank you.

Click Here for the NC Residential Code for fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Click Here for the NC Fire Code

Click Here for The Town Ordinance

Town Hall or Billing
Phone: (828) 387-4236

Police (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-2342

Town of Beech Mountain
403 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Phone: (828) 387-4236
Fax: (828) 387-4862


Fire Department (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-4612

Public Works & Utilities
Phone: (828) 387-9282

Parks & Recreation
Phone: (828) 387-3003