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Online applications for Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Residential Combo, and Commercial Combo permits are available for registered licensed professionals on the Building Tab below.

Online applications for Well Water Testing are now available on the Environmental Health tab below for registered and non-registered users.

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Instructions on how to make payments

Online Inspection Scheduling is now available on Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits.  Please read these Instructions on how to request inspections online.

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Account Registration

You will be asked to provide the following information to open an account:

      • Choose a user name and password
      • Contact information

Please review and accept the terms below to proceed.

General Disclaimer

This application is provided as a service to the citizens of our area.  Buncombe County (hereinafter “County”) makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, including but not limited to warranties with respect to the quality, content, accuracy, completeness, currency, freedom from computer virus, or non-infringement of proprietary rights, of any of the design, information, text, graphics, images, pages, interfaces, links, software, or other materials and items contained in or displayed on this site.  All such items and materials are provided on an “as is” basis and you are fully and solely responsible for your use of them and for any results or consequences of your use.  These materials are subject to change without notice from this agency.  Commercial use is prohibited without the prior written permission of the County.

Privacy Policy

While the County does not sell any information collected and provided through this website, such information may be subject to disclosure as required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, The North Carolina Public Records Act (NC General Statute 132).

Credit Card Information

All online payment transactions are handled by Forte Payment Solutions, a third-party service provider. We do not request or store any credit card information on or on any servers owned by the County.

Measures Taken to Secure Transactions

The County uses industry standard encryption technology to safeguard transactions and confidential data. The technology used is SSL (Secure Socket Layer), which is supported by all web browsers that are version 4.0 or newer.  Information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet using encryption strengths that are standard in the industry. Upon receipt by the County, said information is stored at a secure site on restricted-access computers located in restricted-access areas. County employees with access to personal information are trained to follow specific practices concerning its proper handling.

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