Planning Department

The Planning and Code Enforcement Department includes planning and zoning as well as code enforcement. This department oversees the administration and management of the Town’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, and the Land Use Plan.  The staff in this department also work with the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Adjustment. 

For Planning or Zoning information, please call 828-645-7116 or visit us at 30 S Main Street in the Town Hall. 

Board of Adjustment

Under North Carolina law, each municipality that enforces zoning regulations is required to have a Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of seven members. Two of the seven members will serve as alternates. The term of office of each member and alternate member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall be for three years.

While the powers and duties of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are outlined in state statutes; the primary responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are: hearing and deciding appeals where an order, requirement, or decision of the Zoning Administrator is alleged to be in error; hear and decide upon requests for variances from the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance; and hear and decide upon requests for special exceptions.

Membership on this board takes a special commitment because the Zoning Board of Adjustment conducts their hearing in accordance with judicial rules of procedure and decisions can be publicly unpopular as rulings of the Board must be made based upon strict interpretation of applicable laws and not upon public opinion or desire. The members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall receive no compensation for their services.

Meetings: The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at the call of the Chairman in the Town Hall at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC. 

Planning and Zoning Board

The Planning and Zoning Board is responsible for advising the Town Council on matters pertaining to land use and planning issues.  The Planning and Zoning Board consists of seven members. Two of the seven members will serve as alternates. The Planning and Zoning Board reviews subdivisions and improve land use related ordinances and provides recommendations to the Town Council as appropriate, and pursues other studies or planning initiatives as directed by the Town Council. The members of the Planning and Zoning Board shall receive no compensation for their services.

Meetings: The Planning and Zoning Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Town Hall at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.  Minutes of the meetings are available by clicking here.

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

The Zoning Ordinance and the subdivision ordinance guide the growth and development of property in Weaverville.  Please click the appropriate link to access the Town’s Code of Ordinances, where you can find the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances.

Land Use Plan

The Town of Weaverville developed a Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 2012.  This plan is used to guide all future development decisions made by the Town Council, Planning & Zoning Board, and Town staff. 

For a copy of this plan, please click here.

Fee Schedule

The Weaverville Town Council has adopted a schedule of fees for certain permits and applications.  Please click here for a copy of this schedule. Click here for the sign permit fee schedule.

Code Enforcement

The Planning and Zoning Department also handles enforcement of many of the Town’s ordinances.  If you have a complaint or believe that someone is in violation of Town Code, please contact James Eller at 828-645-7116 or click here to submit a complaint or question by email.

Zoning Map

The Weaverville Town Council has adopted a zoning map which shows the zoning classification for each parcel in the Town.  Please click here to view the zoning map.

If you have questions regarding any of the information on this page or the documents found here, please call 828-645-7116 or click here to submit a question by email.

Applications and forms

Sign Permit Application

Zoning Permit Application

Minor Subdivision Application Packet

Major Subdivison Application Packet

Special Exception Application

Unified Business Development Application and Site Plan Checklist

Unified Housing Development Application and Site Plan Checklist

Rezoning & Text Amendment Application

Conditional Zoning District Info. & Application Packet

Variance Application

Application to Appeal Decision of Zoning Administrator 

Development Contact Information - Weaverville and Buncombe Co.

Street Cut Ordinance

Street Cut Standard Details


Call or Write to Us

Weaverville Planning Department
30 South Main Street
P.O. Box 338
Weaverville, NC 28787


James Eller
jeller@weavervillenc.org

Phone: (828) 645-7116