(a) The owner or builder may appeal from a stop order involving alleged violation
of the State Building Code or any approved local modification thereof to the North
Carolina Commissioner of Insurance or his designee within a period of five days after
the order is issued. Notice of appeal shall be given in writing to the Commissioner of Insurance or his
designee, with a copy to the local inspector. The Commissioner of Insurance or his or her designee shall promptly conduct an investigation,
and the appellant and the inspector shall be permitted to submit relevant evidence. The Commissioner of Insurance or his or her designee shall as expeditiously as possible
provide a written statement of the decision setting forth the facts found, the decision
reached, and the reasons for the decision. Pending the ruling by the Commissioner of Insurance or his or her designee on an
appeal, no further work shall take place in violation of a stop order. In the event of dissatisfaction with the decision, the person affected shall have
the following options:
(1) Appealing to the Building Code Council.
(2) Appealing to the superior court as provided in G.S. 143-141.
(b) The owner or builder may appeal from a stop order involving alleged violation
of a local development regulation as provided in G.S. 160D-405.
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