The City of Asheville Planning Department is dedicated to providing sound, professional land use guidance as well as the highest level of technical and customer service to achieve safe and healthy residential neighborhoods and sustained economic development. The department promotes the orderly, harmonious use of land and improved quality of life for Asheville’s diverse community and future generations.
Use online tools to look up information about permits
Use Asheville's Open for Business wizard to find out what permits and licenses you will need and an estimate of permit fees.
Visit asheville.zoningcheck.com to look up the zoning information for your project.
Temporary structures to add bike and pedestrian areas along Coxe Avenue in the South Slope area may include items like these plastic “armadillos.” Temporary active transportation improvements will come to the South Slope this fall, in a partnership between the City of Asheville, Asheville on Bikes, AARP and the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. This […]
A little over a year ago, the City of Asheville updated zoning regulations in order to allow for a greater variety of housing and to encourage more efficient land use patterns. The changes adopted by City Council reduced lot dimensional standards by 20% and gave incentives to allow for more housing units in multi-family […]
The City of Asheville wants to help residents stay informed about development projects by connecting residents to information about proposed projects as well as the review and approval process. The City has several online tools already available to help people find information about development projects, such as the City’s Technical Review Committee project map. To help […]