Development Services


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Permits & Applications

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

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Contractor/Development Portal

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

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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.

Have Zoning Questions?

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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.

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

& Inspections

& Codes 
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& Commissions

Report A Code Violation

Questions? Email

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ben Woody, Director
Staff Directory

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

PO Box 7148
Asheville | North Carolina | 28802