Establishes program to encourage the voluntary preservation
and protection of farmland from non-farm development. Further
information is available by contacting Buncombe County Soil
and Water Conservation District, 155 Hilliard Ave., Asheville,
NC 28801, 828-250-4785.
Contact: Debbie Truempy
Provides standards and restrictions for off-premise signs
and regulates the erection and placement of such signs in
unincorporated areas of the County.
Contact: Debbie Truempy
The Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance to regulate the construction of retaining walls providing a cumulative vertical relief of greater than ten feet.Â The Retaining Wall Ordinance addresses standards for terracing, safety barriers, landscaping, engineer certification, and with large walls, the enabling of long term monitoring.Â Concurrent with application for a building permit, applicants will need to apply for and obtain a Retaining Wall Ordinance Certificate of Compliance.Â This will require an initial site plan review by Planning Department staff.Â Once the plan is approved and a building permit has been obtained, construction may begin on the wall or wall system.Â Prior to obtaining a certificate of completion, the applicant must provide all required documentation and have placed any required landscaping and/or safety barriers.
Retaining Wall Ordinance of Buncombe County (as adopted June 21, 2011)
Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Regulates certain land disturbing activities to control accelerated erosion and sedimentation, in order to prevent the pollution of water and other damage to lakes, water courses and other public and private property by sedimentation. Requires permits for land disturbing activities of one acre or more and for ¼ acre and ½ acre or more disturbance as described in Chapter 70, Subdivisions, sec. 70-68 and Chapter 26 sec. 26-211 of the Erosion Control Ordinance. Applies to all areas of the County except for the City of Asheville.
Erosion Control Officer
Erosion Control Technician firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (828) 250-4848
Fax: (828) 250-6086
Street Names and Street Addresses
Establishes procedures and requirements for street names and
street addresses and for the display of street address numbers.
Contact: Mila White
Flood Damage Prevention
Regulates and restricts development within the 100-year floodplain.