DRIVEWAY PERMITS

In the event that you will be installing, reconstructing or eliminating a driveway that connects to a city maintained street or a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) maintained street within the city limits, you must obtain a driveway permit. Use the following criteria to decide if you need a City of Asheville permit application:

  • A driveway for a single family residential property connecting to city maintained street.
  • A driveway for a single family residential property connecting to NCDOT maintained street within the city limits.
  • A driveway for a commercial property connecting to city maintained street.

Depending on the of type development that the driveway will serve, complete the driveway section of the Single Family Residential Application or the Commercial/Multi-Family Application.

    Use the following criteria to decide if you need a NCDOT driveway permit application:

    • A driveway for a commercial property connecting to NCDOT maintained street within the city limits.

    If the driveway is for a single family residential, multi-family or commercial properties connecting to private streets within the city limits, a driveway permit is not required.

    Driveway Permit Fee

    When submitting the City of Asheville permit application, please include of the following permit fees that applies to you:

    • Residential: $100.00 per driveway opening
    • Commercial: $200.00 per driveway opening

    Please go to the driveway inspection page for information on driveway construction criteria and driveway inspection.

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the following documents:

    City of Asheville City Maintained Street Inventory
    NCDOT driveway permit Application

    Send application by mail to:
    City of Asheville
    Permit Office
    P.O. Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802

    Application by delivery
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

    161 South Charlotte Street
    Public Works Building
    Permit Office

    City of Asheville Contact Information
    Traffic Engineering Division
    Traffic Engineering Technician: Ted Williams
    City Hall, First Floor Level
    P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
    (828) 259-5476
    twilliams@ashevillenc.gov

    NCDOT application by delivery
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    11 Old Charlotte Highway
    Asheville, NC  28803
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
    District Office

    NCDOT Contact Information
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
    Greg Benton
    Division 13, District 2
    11 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC  28803
    8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
    (828) 298-2741

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