Development Services



 Permits & Applications

 Follow this link for a listing and links to the Ctiy's permit applications, checklists, guides and fees.


Contractor/Development Portal

Use this tool to apply for trade permits, check application status, request pre-apps and early assistance and schedule inspections.


Open for Business

Use this tool to assist you in determining the zoning and permitting requirements for starting a new business in the City of Asheville.


The City of Asheville is dedicated to ensuring safe development and construction while providing a high level of service and efficiency to those seeking development services. The Development Services Department provides assistance and regulation through review, inspection, and enforcement in building safety; planning and zoning; stormwater, grading, and driveway of commercial and residential properties within the City limits.

Building Plan Review 
& Inspections
Grading, Erosion, 
& Stormwater
Site Plan Review 
& Inspections

Fire Review 
& Inspections

& Inspections

& Codes 

& Commissions

Report A Code Violation

Questions? Email

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Diane Meek, Interim Director
Staff Directory

161 S. Charlotte Street, 1st Floor
Asheville | North Carolina | 28801

PO Box 7148
Asheville | North Carolina | 28802