View the Adult Establishments Ordinance -Chapter 14 Article VI-on municode.com
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Allocation Report for the 2019 Fiscal Year
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Allocation Report for the 2020 Fiscal Year
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Status Update for the 2019 Fiscal Year
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Status Update for the 2020 Fiscal Year
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Allocation Report for the 2018 Fiscal Year
Download the Affordable Housing Services Program Status Update for the 2018 Fiscal Year
Map illustrating distribution of Buncombe County Affordable Housing Service Program funded emergency home repairs completed
Download the Application for By-Right Manufactured Home Park
Submit this form to request an amendment to the zoning map (i.e rezoning a parcel)
Applicants must submit this form to confirm that the owners of the properties that are the subject of the application to amend the zoning map have received notification.
If the applicant is not the property owner, then this form, signed by the property owner, must be submitted with the application for a
Submit this form to request an amendment to the text of the zoning ordinance
Application & Checklist for Submission of an As-Built DrawingApplication fee is $25.
View the meeting overview for the Board of Adjustment
View schedules and deadlines for the Board of Adjustment
A study of the Buncombe County housing market and needs completed by Bowen National Research firm
Authorization form for when property owner is not applicant.
Form required when offering a Time Deposit for surety obligations related to Stormwater Management requirements.
Summary of the requirements for a Commercial Lighting Plan
Summary of the requirements for a Commercial Zoning Permit
Download the Community-Oriented Development Application.
The official five-year housing and community development plan developed by the City of Asheville and the HOME Consortium of which Buncombe County is a member.
View the Dam Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection Manual from the North Carolina North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources.
Instructions for submitting stormwater and erosion control permit digitally.
Latest published version of the NRCS Soil Survey Maps for Buncombe County. (~120MB Zip)
A Checklist and guideline for preparing an erosion and sedimentation control plan.
Download the Fair Housing Complaint
Download the Fair Housing Complaint En Español
Application to apply for voluntary farmland preservation.
View the Buncombe County Farmland Preservation Ordinance-Chapter 58 Article III-on municode.com
Elevation Certificate of the National Flood Insurance Program.
FEMA Dry Floodproofing Certificate of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Download the Application and Checklist for the Submission of a Final PlatFee is $25.
Download the Financial Responsibility/Ownership Form.
Financial Responsibility / Ownership Form for an Erosion Control Permit.
View the Buncombe County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance-Chapter 34 Article II
Application to develop within the FEMA floodplain.
Download the hazard mitigation plan
Application to create a Hillside Development per the Subdivision ordinance.
Erosion and Sedimentation Hillside Checklist.
This application is to verify that a Home Occupation meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance
View the Buncombe County Junked Motor Vehicles Ordinance-Chapter 26 Article VI §26-282-on municode.com
Information about the history, function, and vision of the Land Conservation Advisory Board.
Land Conservation Advisory Board By-Laws.
Land disturbance of 1 acre or more, or properties located within a Hillside Subdivision which are disturbing ¼ acre or more must submit a Land Disturbing permit for review.
Application for a Land Conservation Grant
1998 Land Use Plan
Maps of the 1998 Land Use Plan
2006 Land Use Plan Update
Maps for the 2006 Land Use Plan Update
2009 Land Use Plan Update to the Beaverdam Township
2013 Land Use Plan Update
Follow the steps of the approval process game to learn how Major and Minor Subdivisions get approved!
Download the Manufactured Home Park Agent Authorization
Download the Buncombe County Manufactured Homes and Parks Ordinance-Chapter 46
manufactured-housing-design-standards Design standards are applicable only for newly permitted, or substantially improved manufactured homes in the R-1, R-2, and BDM districts.
Checklist for the completion of a no-rise study for development within the floodplain.
Directions for the completion of the No rise document.
View the Buncombe County Off-Premises Sign Ordinance -Chapter 78 Article V-on municode.com
Permissible Velocities Spreadsheet
Tractive Force Riprap Mild
Tractive Force Riprap Steep
Tractive Force Synthetic Liner
The fee schedule includes all Planning & Development Department fees associated with licensing, permits, applications, and other documents.
Preliminary Application for Major & Minor subdivisions. Please use the Minor section of the application for subdivsions between 4 to 10 lots and the Major secion for a subdivion of 11 lots or more.
The property development checklist is a detailed list of all of the necessary steps for developing land within Buncombe County.
Guidance on requirements for submittals using commonly used proprietary SCMs.
Download the Buncombe County Ordinance for the permitting of Retaining Walls-Chapter 26, Article VIII
Application for a Retaining Wall permit for walls at or over 10 feet in height.
Download the Revised Plan Review Application.
Guidelines for Riparian Buffer Restoration.
Design of Riprap Outlet Protection Spreadsheet
Application to rename an existing private road.
Sediment Control Measure Determination
The Self Inspection form describes the requirements for conducting self inspections of erosion and sedimentation control plans, including the checklist.
The Self Inspection form describes the requirements for conducting self inspections of erosion and sedimentation control plans for single family lots.
Summary of the requirements for development in the Steep Slope or Protected Ridge Overlay districts
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Agent or Landowner Authorization.
The Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control ordinance defines the basic terms, scope, purpose, and requirements of the ordinance-Chapter 26, Article V
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Standard Details
Application to apply to use a parcel of land for a type of use requiring a SUP application per the Zoning Ordinance standards.
Download an Application for Additional Special Use Standards: Level II (Commercial) Planned Unit Development.
Download an Application for Additional Special Use Standards: Level I (Residential) Planned Unit Development.
Application for Steep Slope & Protected Ridge Permit
View the Street Name, Street Address and Address Display Ordinance-Chapter 66 Article II-on municode.com
Required stormwater language to be placed on deeds when restrictions are in place.
View the Stormwater Design Manual from the North Carolina North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources.
View the Buncombe County Stormwater Management Ordinance-Chapter 26 Article VII-on municode.com
Required stormwater language to be placed on recorded subdivision plats.
Standard template for stormwater permit operations and maintenance agreement.
Inspection report for stormwater features.
Checklist of requirements for stormwater permit closeout.
Application/Financial Responsibility/Ownership form for a stormwater permit for new construction
Stormwater plan review guide.
Stormwater management plan checklist.
Checklist of plat and operation and maintenance agreement requirements for projects with stormwater permits.
Form required for releasing cash stormwater bonds.
Form to submit with cash stormwater bonds.
Pre-approved stormwater surety bond language.
Download the Buncombe County Land Development & Subdivision Ordinance-Chapter 70
Overview of recent changes made to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
Download the Subdivision Plat Submittal Form.
Subdivision Review Process Flowchart.
Application for a new subdivision road name.
Download the Sustainability Plan, created in 2012
Download the 2017 Sustainability Plan Update
Download the 2013 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
Download the 2014 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
Download the 2015 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
Download the 2016 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
Download the 2018 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
Download the 2019 Sustainability Plan Annual Report
View the Telecommunications Ordinance-Chapter 72-on municode.com
A graphic information sheet illustrating the different types of Subdivisions permitted within Buncombe County.
USPS Cluster Box Unit Requirements Download the US Post Office Builder and Developer Information Packet for the use and installation of Cluster Box Unit Mailboxes.
Requirements for a Vacation Rental, RV/Travel Trailer/Park Model/Tiny Home, and minimum building code requirements for a habitable structure.
Application for a Variance to go to the Board of Adjustment
Download an illustrated summary of the Variance and Special Use Permit (SUP) Application Review Process.
View Who has Legal Standing - A Guide
Information for land owners about conservation agreements.
View the Watershed Permit Application
View the Watershed Protection Ordinance-Chapter 78 Article II-on municode.com
Water Trout Buffer Variance Handout.
Learn all about what the Subdivision Ordinance is with this handy graphic flyer that illustrates all the main points.
View the Zoning Ordinance for Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Download the Zoning Decisions Outline