Building Departments in Buncombe County, North Carolina

There are 5 Building Departments in Buncombe County, North Carolina, serving a population of 252,268 people in an area of 657 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 50,453 people, and 1 Building Department per 131 square miles.

In North Carolina, Buncombe County is ranked 54th of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 18th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Buncombe County Building Departments

Find Buncombe County, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Asheville Building Department 161 South Charlotte Street Asheville, NC

Asheville Permits 161 South Charlotte Street Asheville, NC

Black Mountain Zoning 106 Montreat Road Black Mountain, NC

Buncombe County Permits 30 Valley Street Asheville, NC

Buncombe County Planning Department 46 Valley Street Asheville, NC

About the Buncombe County Building Department

Building Departments in Buncombe County, NC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Buncombe County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Buncombe County, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Buncombe County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Buncombe County, NC zoning laws and requirements

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%)