• 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
    Asheville’s first police force was organized in 1849 and consisted of eight volunteers working under a captain. The Police Department was formally created by ordinance on November 1, 1875 and included a Chief of Police and four patrolmen. Today the department consists of 222 sworn members and 62 non-sworn employees offering full policing services to […]
  • Commend a police department employee
    Learn how to let the police department know if you receive service that you feel is worthy of a commendation.
  • Community Events
    Search upcoming events and reserve a spot when space is limited.
  • 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.






  • 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.