What we do

The Development Services Department (DSD) promotes safety, livability and positive economic growth to build a better and safer Asheville. DSD processes permits, performs inspections, maintains records and helps customers navigate the development process.

Use the green navigation bar above or the service buttons below to access DSD resources and permit applications.

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Click here to access the Current Development Map.

 

Related Services

Apply for a trade permit

Apply for residential and commercial electrical, gas piping, plumbing, mechanical, re-roof, or multi-trade permits.

Build a Detached Structure or Deck

Guide and forms to build a deck, shed, solar array, retaining wall, swimming pool, or other accessory structure on a residential property

Development Services News

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Asheville residents can find information about upcoming development with new online notification tool  

  In a time of development and growth, Asheville residents have asked how they can stay better informed about upcoming projects. We heard you and are pleased to roll out a new online tool residents can use to stay informed about upcoming development such as major subdivisions, apartment complexes, retail establishments and hotels. The site contains specific [...]

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Plan submitted to City for repair of Merrimon Avenue sinkhole

  Update: City issues Notice of Violation On July 26, the City of Asheville issued a Notice of Violation to New Day Properties, owner of 1010 Merrimon Ave., and the contractor HNH Construction Co. regarding offsite sedimentation from the sinkhole and failure to protect property. The NOV states that the parties cited have been “pumping stormwater and [...]