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It is not always easy to find where to go when you have questions about developing land or building a house. This page is intended to fast-track you to the right agency for permitting the activity you propose to undertake. The list of development activities contained in this brochure are many common ones associated with building, but there are others not listed here you may encounter in your project. The agency list will give you a good idea of the type activity each regulates.

To avoid a violation or a non-compliant activity, you should always obtain proper permission from the right agency BEFORE PERFORMING THE WORK. Some development activities require multiple permits, if the location has multiple regulations. Developing in the Western North Carolina mountains can be difficult because of steep slopes, high quality waters, and high density developments. Good planning is crucial to the success of your project. Start your planning process early to avoid costly delays, and you save money by “doing it right the first time”.

IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH:

Surface Water Pollution

* Waste Water or Storm Water Discharge
* Activities decreasing clarity of water
* Surface Water Pollution
* Water Sample Testing

Contact N.C. Division of Water Quality

Timber or Logging

* Cutting Timber or Conducting a Logging Activity

Contact N.C. Division of Forest Resource

Trout Waters

* In or Around Trout Waters During the Moratorium

Contact N.C. Wildlife Resources Commision

Development Issues

* Subdivision and Predevelopment
* Protected Mountain Ridges
* Development in FEMA mapped Flood Plain
* Manufactured Home Parks
* Development Activities in Water Sheds

Contact The Haywood County Planning Dept

Permits and Inspections

* Building Permits
* Construction Inspections

Contact The Haywood County Building Inspections Dept

Addressing and Street Signs

* Application for New Address
* 911 Information and Map Books with Road Names
* Reporting Missing or Damaged Street Signs
* Approval on New Street Names

Contact Haywood County Addressing

Land Disturbing and Buffer Zones

* Conducting a Land Disturbing Activity (1/2 acre or more)
* Stream Buffer Zones

Contact The Haywood County Erosion Control Office

Stream Bank Stabilization

  • Erosion Control or Drainage System Advice and Recommendations
  • Soil maps, testing, or amendments
  • Pond Construction
  • Streambank and Critical Area Stabilization
  • Access Road Layout
  • Agriculture Sediment and Erosion
Contact The Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District

Culverts, Streams, Dams and Bridges

  • Putting a Culvert in a Stream
  • Stream bank Stabilization
  • Extending a Culvert in a Stream
  • Moving a Stream Channel
  • DAM Construction Permits
  • Bridge Construction
Contact U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Construction Debris- Landfill Issue

  • Stump Disposal
  • Construction Debris Disposal
  • Landfill Issues (Haywood County Solid Waste 452-8042)
Contact N.C. Division of Solid Waste

Burning

  • Burning Outdoors
  • Burning Permits (NC Division of Forest Resources 452-6717)
Contact N.C. Air Quality Section

Fuel Tanks, Pollution of Ground Water

  • Fuel Tanks or Under ground Fuel Storage
  • Anything Polluting Ground Water
Contact N.C. Ground Water Section

 

Land- Disturbing Activity

  • Conducting a Land Disturbing Activity In……
  • The City Limits or ETJ’s
  • Any DOT Projects
  • Any Mining Projects
  • Any Dam Safety Issues and Inspections
  • Any Public Funded Project (land disturbing)
Contact N.C. Land Quality Section

 

Slope Construction

Contact The Haywood County Erosion Control Office

Misc. Environmental Health Items

  • Site Soil Evaluation
  • Septic System Permits and repairs
  • Tattoo artist permitting
  • Swimming Pool or Spa Operating Permits or Construction Approval
  • Food and Lodging Permitting and Inspection

    Contact The Haywood County Environmental Health Office at 828-452-6682

Contact Information for Agencies

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
151 Patton Avenue, Room 208
Asheville, N.C. 28801-5006
Phone: 828-271-7980 ext. 222 (Scott), ext. 225 (Dave)
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N. C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2090 US Hwy. 70
Swannanoa, N.C. 28778
Phone for all offices: 828-296-4500

(The next 5 offices listed below are NCDENR agencies.)

Contact N.C. Division of Water Quality
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Contact N.C. Division of Forest Resource
Haywood County Headquarters
88 Ed Greene Road
Clyde, N.C. 28721
828-627-6551 (office)
828-627-6117 (fax)

Contact N.C. Wildlife Resources Commision
29830 Great Smoky Mountain Expressway
Waynesville, N.C. 28786
Phone: 828-452-0422

Haywood County Addressing
County Courthouse
215 N. Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828-452-6729

 

The following county offices are located at 157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 200, Clyde NC 28721:

  • Planning Department, 828-452-6632
  • Environmental Health Office, 828-452-6682
  • Building Inspections Office, 828-452-6638
  • Erosion Control Program, 828-452-6706

Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District
589 Raccoon Road Suite 203
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-2741 Ext. 3
(828) 452-5132 Ext. 3
Fax (828) 452-7031