Development Ordinances

Unified Development Ordinance

Link to the City Code of Ordinances, including the U.D.O., on the Municode Website

Note about using the Municode Website - When you arrive at the Municode Website, choose Chapter 7 - Development on the left side of the page. This will link you directly to the Unified Development Ordinance of the Asheville Code of Ordinances which will appear in a window on the right side of the page. There will be additional links under Chapter 7 - Development to the subsections of the UDO.

Recently Adopted Development Ordinances

Asheville City Council has recently approved the following ordinances related to development or land use issues. Newly adopted ordinances typically require several weeks to be formatted, codified and incorporated into the complete electronic database of ordinances maintained on the Municode website.

To view development and land use related ordinances not yet reflected in the complete online code of ordinances, please select from the links below.

Haywood Road Form Based Code - Adopted by Council September 9, 2014

Accessory Dwelling Units - Adopted by City Council June 23, 2015

Education & Informational Materials

Steep Slope Information Sheet: The City of Asheville has special requirements for the removal of vegetation within areas designated as Steep Slope Areas. This sheet answers frequently asked questions regarding regulations found in Section 7-12-4 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 
Submittal Requirements for PV Systems: Forms and requirements for submitting solar system plans and work.