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On Friday, April 28th, the Buncombe County Development and Permits Portal and our in-office software systems will be taken offline at 3 PM to perform an upgrade. Services will be restored by Monday, May 1st by 8 AM when our offices open.

If you need to schedule an inspection for May 1, 2023 -please schedule them before 3 PM on Friday, April 28th as we will be unable to accept new permit applications or take any online payments for permits or Beer and Wine licenses during this maintenance. 

As part of the upgrade, our web address will change for the Buncombe County Development and Permits Portal.  Please update any shortcuts or links you have to our website when you access the site on May 1st.

Inspections Division

The Buncombe County Inspection Division is responsible for conducting building inspections on residential and commercial structures in Buncombe County and for the towns of Biltmore Forest, Weaverville and Woodfin.

The Inspection division is organized into the following trades:

  • Building Inspections
  • Electrical Inspections
  • Mechanical Inspections
  • Plumbing Inspections

NOTICE: To speed up the scheduling of inspections, please have the Permit # and accurate directions ready to give the inspector.

Becoming a Certified Inspector

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about demolition permits contact the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency at (828) 250-6777.

Permits are obtained by the property owner or owner's agent from the Permits & Inspections Department. The department's operating hours are Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For additional options on applications for electrical, mechanical and plumbing please contact our office.

Locate & Contact

Permits & Inspections Department


Permits & Inspections
Main Line
P: (828) 250-5360

Permits & Inspections
30 Valley Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No permit applications or permit fees can be processed after 4:00 p.m.

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