Legislation: North Carolina

Municipality Name Category Type Effective Date
Mills River (Town) Tiny Home and Tiny Home Park Definitions Zoning Code RV 04/22/2021
Mills River (Town) Tiny Home Parks Zoning Code PUD 04/22/2021
Raleigh (City) An Ordinance to Facilitate the Creation of Tiny Houses – PENDING / NOT YET EFFECTIVE Zoning Code ADU, PUD, and SF 01/01/2022
Statewide Residential Building Code – 2015 IRC and Amendments similar to Appendix Q Building Code IRC 03/02/2021

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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance


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