Stormwater Review

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    The Stormwater Services Division of the Public Works Department is a delegated authority by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to review and approve storm water plans within the City of Asheville's corporate limits. The division reviews plans when a development is required to apply for a Stormwater Permit.

    Plan Review

    After the grading application is submitted along with the required set of plans. A professional civil engineer is required to complete the stormwater plans and calculations by using the guidelines in Section 8 - Stormwater of the City of Asheville Standard Details and Specifications manual, NCDENR's Stormwater Best Management Practices manual and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Also, use the Stormwater Plan Checklists to make sure the plans contain all the required items.

    Once the submittal is received by the City of Asheville, city staff will thoroughly review it to ensure the design meets the city's criteria. If needed, staff will send the the engineer a review comment letter listing items that needs to be revised to meet the criteria. If a revised plan submittal is not required, the engineer will be sent the permit package.

    Revised Plan Review

    If a revised plan submittal is required please included it with the one of the following forms depending on the level of proposed Development project:

    After the stormwater plans have been completed and the plans are approved, a permit package will be issued so that stormwater construction can begin.

    During the stormwater construction process, there will be periodic inspections to ensure that the stormwater pipes and structures are being constructed as designed.

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    Send revised plan for Level 1. Minor Subdivisions and Other Smaller Scale Projects by mail to:

    City of Asheville
    Department of Building Safety
    Development Services Center
    P.O. Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802

    Revised plan for Level 1. Minor Subdivisions and Other Smaller Scale Projects by delivery:

    Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    161 South Charlotte Street
    Public Works Building
    Permit Office

    Send revised plan for Projects Subject to the Technical Review Committee Process by mail to:

    City of Asheville
    Department of Planning Development

    Attn: Technical Review Coordinator
    P.O. Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802

    Revised plan for Projects Subject to the Technical Review Committee Process by delivery:

    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    70 Court Plaza
    City Hall Building, Fifth Floor Level
    Department of Planning Development


    Contact Information

    Stormwater Services Division
    Stormwater Services Supervisor: Vacant

    Public Works Building, 161 South Charlotte Street
    P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
    Phone: (828) 259-5456
    Email: 


    Stormwater Services Division
    Plan Reviewer: Ric Ledford

    Public Works Building, 161 South Charlotte Street
    P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
    7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
    Phone: (828) 259-5411
    Email: rledford2@ashevillenc.gov

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