• Apply for a gun permit
    Concealed handgun and pistol purchase permits are issued by the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. Find out how to apply.
  • Apply for a homestay permit
    Apply for a new homestay permit or apply to renew your existing permit.
  • Apply for a parking permit
    Obtain a permit to park downtown, in a residential area or in spaces reserved for people with disabilities.
  • Apply for a trade permit
    Apply for residential and commercial electrical, gas piping, plumbing, mechanical, re-roof, or multi-trade permits.
  • Athletics
    Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.



  • Catch a domestic nuisance animal
    Learn how to borrow a trap from the City to catch a domestic nuisance animal.
  • Check on a warrant
    Find out the status of warrants taken out against you or someone else by contacting the Buncombe County Magistrate's Office.
  • Check whether your address is within city limits
    Search your address on SimpliCity.AshevilleNC.gov to see if it is within the City of Asheville's permitting jurisdiction.
  • City job opportunities – Fire Department
    Now Accepting Applications for Firefighter Applications close June 1, Academy starts November 2019 Firefighter Trainee Applicant Hiring Schedule Thank you for your interest in our hiring process for Firefighter Trainee. The Asheville Fire Department’s hiring process is as follows, 2019 dates tentative and subject to change: AFD Physical Ability Testing held at 20 Canoe Lane, Asheville […]
  • City job opportunities – General
    View open positions at the City of Asheville and how to apply.
  • City job opportunities – Police Department
    Learn about job opportunities with the Asheville Police Department, including the hiring process and eligibility requirements to become a police officer.
  • Community Events
    Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.
  • Connect with a Community Resource Officer
    Community Resources Officers (CROs) work closely with residents to fight crime and improve the quality of life in the community. These officers work to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and community residents through problem-solving and crime prevention initiatives. CROs regularly attend neighborhood meetings and help to develop and maintain Neighborhood Watch programs, carry […]
  • Contact a school resource officer
    School resource officers help protect our schools and provide guidance to youth about the juvenile court system and programs available to them.
  • Contact animal control
    Contact information for animals in and out of the city limits.
  • Create a plan for loved ones with dementia
    How you can plan in advance to protect your loved one if they become lost or disoriented and unable to communicate who they are.



  • Enjoy greenways
    Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.
  • Enroll in E-Billing
    Go green with E-Billing for your water utility services.
  • Explore city data
    Public datasets and maps are available on the open data portal at data.ashevillenc.gov.




  • Help fight litter
    Join the Adopt-a-Street Program to help reduce litter in the City of Asheville.
  • Higher than Expected Bills
    What to do if you have received a bill that seems too high, which may be a sign of a water leak.
  • Holiday crime prevention
    Learn how to protect yourself from crime that targets people during the holiday season.
  • Holiday Schedule Updates
    View holiday collection schedules to see how holidays will impact your recycling, trash, or other collection services.





  • Make a home inventory
    In the case of a disaster, fire, or a burglary, having a home inventory is essential to insurance claims or property recovery efforts.





  • Teach children safety tips
    Personal safety information for children.
  • Terrorism Awareness Information
    National Terrorism Advisory System All Americans share responsibility for the nation’s security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of a terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do. The US Department of Homeland Security regularly releases Alerts through the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). In 2011, the color-coded alerts […]
  • Thank a police department employee
    Learn how to let the police department know if you receive service that you feel is worthy of a commendation.
  • Tips for preventing school violence
    How to handle and prevent violence at school.
  • Transit Fares & Passes
    Information about fares for riding the bus, as well as ticket booklets, monthly passes, and annual passes.
  • Transit Maps & Schedules
    Bus route information, maps and schedules.
  • Transit Service Alerts
    Alerts such as route delays, closures, and out-of-service stops.


  • View crimes near me
    The City provides multiple tools to explore crime statistics in your area, such as by neighborhood or within a certain distance from a specific address.
  • Voting
    Find out where you can vote and what's on your ballot.


  • Watch Livestream of City Council Meetings
    Watch a livestream of the Asheville City Channel.   Asheville City Council meetings are televised live on the Asheville City Channel, typically at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.   The Asheville City Channel is on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Archived videos of past […]
  • Water Quality & Advisories
    View the yearly water quality report, current advisories and outages, as well as register to be notified of advisories in your area.
  • What can I recycle?
    Learn about what items can be recycled in the City of Asheville, and how to prepare them for pickup.
  • Wheelchairs, Service animals and the ADA
    Learn about using a wheelchair on the bus, service animal information, and reasonable accommodations for riders with a disability.
  • Why were my recyclables not collected?
    Learn about why your recyclables may not have been collected, and how you can resolve the issue.
  • Wildlife reports or complaints
    Information on how to report a concern involving wildlife or bears.