Failure to comply with laws requiring permits, licensing, and inspections is a criminal act that may result in fines, penalties, and criminal prosecution.
A building can be condemned or utilties disconnected for violations of these codes.
Illegal construction, renovation, and/or occupancy of any building not complying with these requirements are prohibited by state law (see N.C.G.S. §160D-1110).
Penalties can also include a $250.00 fine.