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Do you or someone you know have an abandoned manufactured home that needs to be removed?
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
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.
Land Conservation presentation from 2004 highlighting conservation objectives.
Presentation highlighting some Buncombe County contributions to land protection.
Download the 2018 Conservation and Public Lands Map
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.
A Checklist and guideline for preparing an erosion and sedimentation control plan.
The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status.
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.
Download the Application and Checklist for the Submission of a Final PlatFee is $25.
Download the Financial Responsibility/Ownership Form.
View the Buncombe County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance-Chapter 34 Article II
Application to develop within the FEMA floodplain.
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 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 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
Permissable 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.
View schedules and deadlines for the Planning Board.
Preliminary Application for a Major subdivision of 11 or more lots.
Preliminary Application for a Minor subdivision of 4 to 10 lots.
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.
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.
A Site Plan permit is required for all new construction or an addition to an existing building.
Summary of the requirements for development in the Steep Slope or Protected Ridge Overlay districts
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 CUP 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.
Inspection report for stormwater features.
Bond information for stormwater performance surety.
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.
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.
Application for a variance from the Land Development and Subdivision ordinance.
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 Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application Review Process.
Information for land owners about conservation agreements.
View the Watershed Permit Application
View the Watershed Protection Ordinance-Chapter 78 Article II-on municode.com
Learn all about what the Subdivision Ordinance is with this handy graphic flyer that illustrates all the main points.
Download the Zoning Ordinance for Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Download the Zoning Decisions Outline
Download a Zoning Permit Application.
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