Development Services Department expands hours

As of August 17, the City of Asheville’s Development Services hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Previously, the department was open to the public Monday through Thursday.

As part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development, along with input from various sectors of the development community, Development Services identified and prioritized the need to be open five days a week.

We expect the new hours of operation to be more convenient, reliable, and better aligned with the community’s business hours.

The City of Asheville is dedicated to ensuring safe development and construction. The Development Services Department provides assistance and regulation through review, inspection and enforcement in building safety; planning and zoning; stormwater, grading and driveway of commercial and residential properties within the City limits.

Development Services is located at 161 S. Charlotte Street. For more information, call 828-259-5846 or visit