City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver (North Carolina)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs








Start Date 2009-07-01


















Program Administrator Building Safety Department
Website http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/DevelopmentServices/PermitsApplications/SingleFamilyDevelopmentPermits.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2007-10-11
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-28



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

The City of Asheville waives fees for building permits and plan reviews for certain renewable energy technologies and green building certifications for homes and mixed-use commercial buildings. Waivers for building permit fees may apply to residences with the following designations (the regular fee is in parentheses):


  • HealthyBuilt Home Certification ($100)
  • Energy Star Rating ($100)
  • Geothermal heat pumps ($50)
  • Solar-energy systems ($50)
  • Wind turbines ($50)
  • Storm water (gray water) collection device for reuse in yard sprinkler or elsewhere ($50)

Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification. These fee waivers also apply to mixed-use commercial buildings if they include residential space.

The city will also reduce plan review fees by 50% for any building that is seeking LEED certification. Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mark Case
Department Building Safety Department

Address P.O. Box 7148

Place Asheville, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 28802
Phone (828) 259-5628




     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Asheville Permitting Fees
Date Effective 2009-07-01




















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"