Asheville Building Department in Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville Building Department
161 South Charlotte Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Asheville Building Department

The Asheville Building Department, located in Asheville, North Carolina, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Buncombe County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Buncombe County, North Carolina
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Asheville Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Asheville Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Asheville Residential Housing Units
 AshevilleBuncombe County
Total Housing Units43,856119,412
Occupied Housing Units39,697 (90.5%)105,407 (88.3%)
Asheville Occupied Residential Buildings
 AshevilleBuncombe County
Single-Family Detached Homes22,070 (55.6%)65,558 (62.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,351 (3.4%)3,185 (3.0%)
2 Apartments1,597 (4.0%)2,617 (2.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,934 (7.4%)4,192 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,961 (10.0%)5,277 (5.0%)
10 or More Apartments6,259 (15.8%)8,432 (8.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,525 (3.8%)16,146 (15.3%)
Asheville Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AshevilleBuncombe County
2014 or Later334 (0.8%)1,196 (1.1%)
2010 to 20131,479 (3.7%)3,961 (3.8%)
2000 to 20095,109 (12.9%)18,436 (17.5%)
1980 to 19999,928 (25.0%)34,697 (32.9%)
1960 to 19799,003 (22.7%)23,839 (22.6%)
1940 to 19595,993 (15.1%)11,921 (11.3%)
1939 or Earlier7,851 (19.8%)11,357 (10.8%)
Asheville Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AshevilleBuncombe County
1 Room5,241 (13.2%)7,204 (6.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms4,114 (10.4%)7,997 (7.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms13,710 (34.5%)37,569 (35.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms10,793 (27.2%)33,844 (32.1%)
8 or More Rooms5,839 (14.7%)18,793 (17.8%)
Asheville Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AshevilleBuncombe County
No Bedroom5,330 (13.4%)7,313 (6.9%)
1 Bedroom4,315 (10.9%)6,712 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms25,318 (63.8%)75,723 (71.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,734 (11.9%)15,659 (14.9%)
Asheville Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AshevilleBuncombe County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities39,593 (99.7%)105,110 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities39,226 (98.8%)104,535 (99.2%)