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.

The DSD Permit Application Center (PAC) is open to the public on Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (closed public holidays).

Access all DSD services online through the Development Portal:

Visit the Development Portal

 

Permit Application Center (Main Line): 828-259-5846
PAC@ashevillenc.gov

Zoning Hotline: 828-259-5450
POD@ashevillenc.gov

Building Code Hotline: 828-259-5967
buildingsafety@ashevillenc.gov

Stormwater / Grading / Flood Hotline: 828-259-5670
stormwater@ashevillenc.gov

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 


 

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Development Services News

City of Asheville to launch new Streetscape Plan requirement for Urban Projects

New process added to reviews for improved plans  To improve the City’s review process and ultimately improve outcomes in the public realm, the City is launching a new initiative to ensure complete and detailed Streetscape Plans are submitted for development projects in urban/mixed-use areas.  Public spaces are one of the most important public assets the city manages. [...]

City Manager Development Forum returns in remote format November 19 

  The City Manager’s Development Forum returns — in a remote format — from noon to 1 p.m. November 19. During the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction and development has continued in Asheville. While the Development Forum will be held virtually with no in-person components, it offers an opportunity to learn about trends [...]

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