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General Information

Henderson County offices will be closed Tuesday July 4, 2017 for Independence Day.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We are located at 100 N King Street, Suite 220, Hendersonville NC  28792

Essential Department Functions: Permit and Inspections Divisions are committed to assisting the public in obtaining various permits for residential and commercial projects, and providing fair and equal administration of the North Carolina State Building Code and all local ordinances.

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News - Updated 07/24/2017

New FEE SCHEDULE Effective 7/1/2015

Commercial Plans must now include a site plan. Incomplete plans will not be accepted for review.

Attention General Contractors

On April 1, 2013 Session Law 2012-158 takes effect requiring Lien Agents to be identified with a permit. Contractors must designate lien agents for all projects where the total cost of improvement is $30,000 or more (excluding improvements to an existing single-family residence that is occupied by the owner). The lien agent must be a title insurance company or title company agency selected from a list of registered lien agents maintained by the Department of Insurance. A copy shall be submitted to the Building Permitting Department at time of application.

Click here for step by step instructions for appointment of Lien Agent.

Click here to view the Senate Bill


Erosion Sketch Plan Permits have been eliminated. Contractors with Projects that require Erosion Control Plans will Continue to work with Natalie Berry to obtain required plan approvals.  Plan approvals are required when:

* Land disturbing activity exceeds 1 acre; or when

* Land disturbing activity exceeds 1/2 acre and the average slope is 15-25%; or when

* Land disturbing activity exceeds 1/4 acre and the average slope is 25% or greater


We cannot accept requests for A.M. or P.M. inspections.  All inspections are conducted on the next business day after the request is made. Inspections will occur between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.