The Planning and Development Services work to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Black Mountain by developing and implementing local plans and regulations that guide building construction, subdivision and zoning district requirements within the Town.
This department also provides staff support for the Town’s Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Conditional Use Permits, appeals, variances, rezoning requests and historic property designations are some of the requests we manage on behalf of these committees and boards. In conjunction with the Planning Board, the Department works on zoning amendments, new ordinances and other land use planning tools and documents.
If you want to build, remodel or repair structures in Black Mountain, please contact our Building Inspector, Dan Cordell to fill out a building permit application. For subdivisions, planned unit developments, floodplain areas or any work within the Historic Preservation District, you should contact the Department staff directly before filling out an application as additional review procedures may apply.
If you are planning to buy real estate or start a business, our office is a good place to go for information about existing structures, site restrictions or planning considerations.You can also find detailed information using our GIS mapping. This feature will allow the user to access information about a specific property and zoning designation. This tool should only be used for reference. Please contact the Planning and Inspections Department at (828) 419-9300 x 372 to confirm all information before you proceed with your project.
If you are seeking information about demographics, land use, growth, or the work of our citizen boards and commissions, our staff can provide you local information or direct you to the resources you seek. Follow the links below or contact us for more information or if we may be of service to you. Our staff is available from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
160 Midland Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 419-9300 x 604, Fax (828) 669-2030