Inspections & Permits

To protect lives and property from fire and explosion hazards the Town of Blowing Rock has adopted and enforces the NC Fire Prevention Code as well as local ordinances pertaining to fire protection. The provisions of the NC Fire Prevention code applies to all existing as well as new buildings, structures, and premises in Blowing Rock city limits, except for one and two family dwellings. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection.

Prior to obtaining a Blowing Rock Business License a fire inspection and code compliance is required.

Local ordinances pertaining to fire prevention: Fire And Life Safety Code

Fire Inspection Schedule

Fire inspections are performed on a schedule set by the Fire Marshal.  The frequency of inspection shall not exceed the standards established in the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. For a fire inspection or to ask questions concerning the NC…

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Outdoor Burning Rules and Permits

The NC Dept of Environment and Natural Resource, Division of Air Quality can fine you up to $10,000 for illegal OPEN BURNING in North Carolina. There are a lot of misunderstandings about open-air burning in NC. Some people think it’s…

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Fire Prevention Permits

As authorized by the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code, certain activities and operations conducted within Blowing Rock require a permit. Click here to view a list of these activities and operations.

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