The Building Inspections Division administers local and State Building Codes to ensure safety and provide good customer service for those seeking permits within the jurisdiction of Waynesville. 

When a person, firm, or corporation erect, construct, enlarge, install, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building, structure, or service system, they must first apply for and obtain a land development (zoning) permit. The project may also require a grading permit or building permit

If you are a new business seeking to move into an existing space without doing alterations (other than painting), you must obtain an Occupancy Use Inspection and verify zoning compliance. 

For questions or to meet with a building inspector contact us at 828-456-8647.

  • Requests for inspections must be made before 9:00 am for same day inspections.
  • Requests received after 9:00 am will be scheduled for the following work day.
  • Inspectors are available for questions and plan review from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Monday through Friday. 
  • Development Services Department hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Fees for all Planning and Building Inspection functions are set annually as part of the Town’s budget process, and are available as part of the full fee schedule.

2023/2024 Full Fee Schedule