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Fire Marshal Plan Review for sprinkler and alarm systems is now available for registered users.  Click on the Fire tab below to create an application.

Site Plan applications are now available for registered users.  Site Plan permits are required for all new site development, additions, or exterior work that requires a building footprint change.  Go to the Planning tab below and click on the Create an Application link.  You must be logged in to submit an application.

Please see our
instructions on registering for the website.

On 1/26/2021, Buncombe County launched electronic plan review.  Please see our

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Registration is not required to search for permit records or to pay permit or licensing fees.  See our
instructions on making payments.

Online inspection scheduling is now available for nearly all of our record types for Permits and Inspections under the Building tab below.  Please read these
on how to request inspections online.

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Welcome to the Buncombe County Septic, Well, and Well Water Testing Portal.  Please use the form below to search Buncombe County's permitting database. Please note that the Well Program began January 1, 2005. Well Permits were not issued prior to that. Septic Permits were not required until January 1977.  If the structure is old, it may be difficult to locate the permit, and information contained on the permit may be limited.  You may get a rough idea of the tank location by looking under the house to see where the building’s sewer is located.  The actual disposal field may sometimes be evidenced by greener grass growth.  You may also contact a private home inspector, installer, wastewater system operator or wastewater contractor to locate your well or septic system.  Please see our instructions on searching for well and septic systems.  That document provides best practices and tips for searching well and septic records.

Permits can be searched for by entering any of the following information:
• Permit Number
• Parcel Number
• Parcel Address
• Application Name and Description

At least one search criteria must be provided.

General Search

Note:  Unaddressed parcels do not have a City and Zip code and may have a 0 or 99999 Street Number.
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