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Permitting Division

The Permitting Division issues permits and provides plan review services for all new construction, remodel/upfits and repairs in residential and commercial structures in Buncombe County, as well as permits for day care centers, ABC license inspections, Signs and for Change of Use.

Permit Services Provided For:

  • Single-Family Homes
  • Duplexes
  • Modular Homes
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Moved Houses
  • Log Homes
  • Demolition
  • Residential Accessory Buildings
  • Decks
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Day Cares
  • ABC License Inspections
  • Change of Use

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.

Permits expire six (6) months after the issue date if no work has commenced. Permits also expire when work has started but discontinued for twelve (12) months from the last inspection date.

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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