The Asheville Open for Business tool asks a series of questions to determine which permits and licenses you will need for your project as well as an estimate of permit fees. If you decide to move forward with the project, this tool will allow you to submit permit applications to the City.
The City of Asheville no longer has the authority to collect a privilege license tax (i.e. business license), with the exception of beer and wine taxes. This is in accordance with North Carolina S.L. 2014-3 Section 12, effective July 1, 2015.
While the local privilege license tax is no longer being collected, the State Privilege License authority is still in place.