Building in Lawrence County

Lawrence County requires Building Permits for all new construction, additions to structures, decks, replacement of decks, and moving of any buildings, to include mobile homes.

Dirt work may be started prior to the issuance of a building permit, but no concrete may be poured without a building permit. 

 A Contractor License is required to do work in Lawrence County.

It is the landowners responsibility to make sure these items are received prior to the start of a building.

You can now view the International Building Codes online through the public access site 2012 International Building Codes. Please keep in mind each jurisdiction may use a different year of codes. Lawrence County currently operates under the 2012 IBC Codes, but is in the process of adoption the 2018 IBC Codes.