The Buncombe County Permits & Inspections Department exists to protect the life, safety and welfare of its citizens by administering and enforcing the North Carolina State Building Codes as adopted by the Building Code Council.
Buncombe County Permits & Inspections provides building inspections and permitting services for all unincorporated areas of Buncombe County and through contractual agreements, provides these services for the towns of Biltmore Forest, Weaverville and Woodfin.
Building inspections and permitting is a cost-recovery program through user fees and not funded as a direct cost from county-accessed property taxes.
Buncombe County does not maintain data concerning hazardous waste sites within the county. For information on hazardous waste sites contact U.S. EPA Region 4 Superfund Division (www.epa.gov/enviro/index.html) at 1-800-241-1754 or the Division of Waste Management with the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (http://wastenotnc.org) at (919) 508-8400.