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126.96.36.199 North Carolina Residential Code
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The provisions of the Residential Code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures.
Commentary: Exceptions to the technical codes. Note that there are statutory exceptions to the applicability of the technical codes. These exceptions can be found in North Carolina General Statutes (NCGS) § 143-138(b). The exceptions include (1) farm buildings located outside the jurisdiction of any municipality; (2) equipment for storing, handling, transporting and utilizing liquefied petroleum gases for fuel purposes and (3) equipment or facilities, other than buildings, of a public utility, as defined in NCGS § 62-3, or of an electric or telephone membership corporation, including poles, towers and other structures supporting electric or communication lines.
Commentary: Farm building means any building that is not open to the general public and is used primarily for a bona fide farm purpose. A bona fide farm purpose includes the production or storage of agricultural products or commodities, including crops, fruits, vegetables, ornamental or flowering plants, dairy, timber, livestock, poultry and all other forms of agricultural products. Farm buildings do not include such buildings used for purposes of education and research.