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The Development Services department deals with land use and building safety.  They process permits, perform inspections, maintain records, and help people navigate the development process.

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Development Services News

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City Council recognizes Asheville’s Chief Building Official Mark Matheny as part of Building Safety Month proclamation

    Building structural integrity — these are unswerving tenants required for the safety of Asheville residents.   You could call Asheville’s Chief Building Official Mark Matheny “the enforcer” on that count. He might also be termed a superhero.   Matheny was recognized and made some remarks on the topic before Asheville City Council, as […]

City of Asheville launches public process as part of Noise Ordinance revision

As Asheville continues to develop and grow, the City of Asheville recognizes the need to revisit and update the current municipal ordinance governing noise in the City limits (Chapter 10 – Article IV).   To help guide the revision, City staff will engage residents, business owners, industrial, and institutional operators in a public process to […]