Buncombe County Planning Department

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Buncombe County Planning Department Contact Information

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Buncombe County Planning Department
46 Valley Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801

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About the Buncombe County Planning Department

The Buncombe County Planning 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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Buncombe County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Buncombe County 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.

Buncombe County Residential Housing Units
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units119,4124,521,697
Occupied Housing Units105,407 (88.3%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Buncombe County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes65,558 (62.2%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,185 (3.0%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments2,617 (2.5%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,192 (4.0%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments5,277 (5.0%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments8,432 (8.0%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing16,146 (15.3%)486,053 (12.5%)
Buncombe County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later1,196 (1.1%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 20133,961 (3.8%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 200918,436 (17.5%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199934,697 (32.9%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197923,839 (22.6%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 195911,921 (11.3%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier11,357 (10.8%)190,896 (4.9%)
Buncombe County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room7,204 (6.8%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms7,997 (7.6%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms37,569 (35.6%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms33,844 (32.1%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms18,793 (17.8%)806,806 (20.8%)
Buncombe County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom7,313 (6.9%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom6,712 (6.4%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms75,723 (71.8%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms15,659 (14.9%)762,915 (19.7%)
Buncombe County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities105,110 (99.7%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities104,535 (99.2%)3,852,011 (99.4%)