Check on Building Permits

The Avery County Planning Department's purpose is to help in the planning and approval of new subdivisions and commercial site plan development, assure that the Counties Ordinances are being followed and also serves as review officer for all plats that are recorded at the Register of Deeds. All mylars of surveys are approved by the Review Officer before they can be recorded by the Register of Deeds. 

The Planning Department is assisted by the Planning Board who are appointed by the Avery County Commissioners. See the Planning Board page for minutes and further information.

The Inspections Department is responsible for compliance to Health & Safety issues involving any construction in Avery County. The Inspections Department is responsible for performing inspections at certain intervals during the construction and to assure compliance with North Carolina State Building Code requirements.

Anyone planning to build any type of structure should visit the Inspections office to learn what type of permits or other paperwork will be required.