City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Rebates

July 15, 2022


The City of Asheville offers rebates for building permits and plan reviews for certain renewable energy technologies and green building certifications for homes and mixed-use commercial buildings. Rebates for building permit fees may apply to residences with the following designations:

  • Green Built North Carolina / 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 rebates 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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Web Site:
Administrator: Building Safety Department
Start Date: 7/01/2009
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Other EE


Name: Asheville Permitting Fees
Effective Date: 7/01/2009


Name: Mark Case
Organization: Building Safety Department
Address: P.O. Box 7148
Asheville NC 28802
Phone: (828) 259-5628

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.