DSD’s Permit Application Center (PAC) is located at 161 South Charlotte Street and open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (closed on public holidays). Customers can also contact Permit Application Center or 828-259-5846 with questions about residential permits.

Notice:  permit applications and application packages must be complete before submitting to DSD. Incompleteness will add time to the review and approval process. Plans and documents sized larger than 11″ x 17″ should be submitted in digital .PDF format through the Development Portal or on a thumb drive.

Before beginning an application, please check to confirm that your property is located in the City of Asheville’s permitting jurisdiction.


Build a New House


Required Forms



Supplemental Forms (may be applicable)


Permit Amendment/Project Close-Out Forms




Build an Addition or Remodel a House


Required Forms


Supplemental Forms


Permit Amendment/Project Close-Out Forms




Build a Detached Structure or Deck


Required Forms


Supplemental Forms




Repair or Install a New Home System



Apply for a Homestay Permit



Apply for a Home-Based Business Permit



Updated 11/13/2019


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