Environmental & Engineering Inspections

Once the environmental and engineering permits are issued, the Stormwater Services Division construction inspectors are responsible for inspecting the construction of a driveway, the installation and maintenance of erosion control measures during grading and the stormwater construction. Visit the links to the left for specific information about each type of inspection.

If you see any possible erosion violations due to grading within the city limits, please contact the Stormwater Services Divisions at stormwater@ashevillenc.gov or call (828) 259-5670.

Emergency Sediment and Erosion Violations

If you see emergency sediment and erosion violations during the weekday hours of 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays within the city limits, please contact our on call duty officer at (828) 707-7578. The on call inspector will only respond to the following violation criteria:

  • Mud or sediment in a roadway, yard or basement directly related to a weather event.
  • Mud or sediment in a roadway, yard or basement when the sources of the water are not known.
  • Failure of an erosion control system that has been witnessed by a citizen or passerby.

Please take the criteria under consideration before you report any violation.

Contact Information

Stormwater Services Division
Physical Address:  Public Works Building, 161 South Charlotte Street, First Floor
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Main Line: (828) 259-5670
Email: stormwater@ashevillenc.gov

Emergency Sediment and Violation
On Call Duty Officer
5 p.m.-8:30 a.m., Monday-Friday
24 Hours, weekends & holidays
(828) 707-7578