Concealed handgun and pistol purchase permits are issued by the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. Find out how to apply. Apply for a new homestay permit or apply to renew your existing permit. Obtain a permit to park downtown, in a residential area or in spaces reserved for people with disabilities. Apply for residential and commercial electrical, gas piping, plumbing, mechanical, re-roof, or multi-trade permits. Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville. Feed the landscape, not the landfill with fun and sustainable backyard composting. Learn about how to safely bring your bicycle on the bus. Guide and forms to build a deck, shed, solar array, retaining wall, swimming pool, or other accessory structure on a residential property Links to all of the forms you may need to build a new house Learn how to borrow a trap from the City to catch a domestic nuisance animal. Find out the status of warrants taken out against you or someone else by contacting the Buncombe County Magistrate's Office. Search your address on SimpliCity.AshevilleNC.gov to see if it is within the City of Asheville's permitting jurisdiction. 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 […] View open positions at the City of Asheville and how to apply. 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 […] Learn how to let the police department know if you receive service that you feel is worthy of a commendation. Search upcoming events and reserve a spot when space is limited. School resource officers help protect our schools and provide guidance to youth about the juvenile court system and programs available to them. Contact information for animals in and out of the city limits. How you can plan in advance to protect your loved one if they become lost or disoriented and unable to communicate who they are. How to handle and prevent violence at school. Information on the forms of discrimination that are illegal in Asheville. Learn how to dispose of appliances, bulky items, large collections (moving in or out of a home), carpets, or small dead animals. Rules and instructions for disposing of hazardous household waste safely. Collection schedules and information on how to prepare tree limbs, leaves, or shrub trimmings for pickup. Safely discard prescription medication by dropping it off at the Asheville Police Department drop-off box. Learn what is required to do business with the City, for projects large and small. Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment. Go green with E-Billing for your water utility services. Public datasets and maps are available on the open data portal at data.ashevillenc.gov. Noisy neighbors? Learn the steps to take before making a complaint, and how to report noise ordinance violations. Resources for finding a minority, women or disabled-owned business. Find parks and facilities near you. Search by location or amenity, or view a list of centers and parks. How to find police stations in Asheville, and how to contact your community resource officer. Hours and information about pools and Splashville, Asheville's interactive splash play fountain. View an interactive map of recycling locations where certain items may be taken in person for recycling. Most crime incident reports and crash reports occurring after January 1, 2003 are available for search and instant download. Learn about financial support that may be available for your business. Visit asheville.zoningcheck.com to look up the zoning information for your project. Use Asheville's Open for Business wizard to find out what permits and licenses you will need and an estimate of permit fees. Determine your trash and recycling collection schedules based on your address, view collection area maps, and print your schedule. Learn about rules of behavior on the bus, and what items or animals you can bring on the bus. Learn how to get a birth certificate, marriage license, or a death certificate. The Asheville Fire Department is dedicated to supporting child passenger safety by providing installation education and assistance upon request. Find out who can file for a protection order, what it covers, and where to go if you need one. Learn how to apply for a security alarm permit and how to prevent false burglar alarms. How to submit a request for a smoke alarm. Keeping 7 or more animals, keeping bees, fowl, or livestock such as goats, horses, ponies, and exotic pets require permits. To obtain fingerprints for employment or local criminal history checks, you must visit the Buncombe County Bureau of Identification. Information and resources for people who are impacted by domestic violence. Dogs must be licensed every year on January 1st. Learn about the process and fees. Any person engaging in the business of purchasing precious metals must obtain a precious metal permit. Understand the law and how to obtain or renew your permit. The APD's Operation ID helps you protect yourself from burglary and theft with engraving services. Learn how to prevent deadly gun accidents and teach your children what to do if they come across a firearm. Join the Adopt-a-Street Program to help reduce litter in the City of Asheville. What to do if you have received a bill that seems too high, which may be a sign of a water leak. Learn how to protect yourself from crime that targets people during the holiday season. View holiday collection schedules to see how holidays will impact your recycling, trash, or other collection services. Learn what to do if you are the victim of identity theft. Learn about services available to support those who are recovering from emotional or physical injuries that occurred as a result of a crime or traumatic incident. Useful tips for keeping bears out of your trash and co-existing with these curious creatures. Join the Citizens Police Academy or "with a Cop" events to learn about the police department and its guiding principles. Use online tools to look up information about permits In the case of a disaster, fire, or a burglary, having a home inventory is essential to insurance claims or property recovery efforts. Garages are great for longer daily duration parking, as well as for monthly parking. Information about metered on-street parking and loading zones. Learn how to easily pay a citation, and details on how to appeal a citation. How to pay your water bill, with convenient online, automatic draft, mail or in person options. Find your best route and learn how to get real-time bus information like when your next bus will arrive. Resources and information to help you prepare for an emergency. Learn how to recognize and prevent hate crime, and what to do if you suspect a hate crime. Tips for protecting your car or other motor vehicles from theft Learn tips to improve your home's security. Organized groups of professional shoplifters operate in retail centers. Learn how to protect yourself. A list of water consumption charges for various types of activities, as well as information on other water fees. Learn the warning signs that you might be encountering a scam or a con artist. How to locate and recover a towed vehicle. Register your same-sex partnership so that hospitals, businesses and other entities may recognize these relationships. Resources for registering your minority, woman or disabled-owned business Learn about adult and senior programs and how to enroll. Learn about and enroll in teen programs like afterschool care, teacher work day programs, camps, and athletics. Learn about and enroll in therapeutic programs like adaptive bowling, inclusive football, or cooking. Learn about and enroll in enriching toddler programs such as arts, music, and sign-language. Learn about the City's youth programs, including afterschool, camps, teacher workday programs, athletics, art and music, and more! Forms and guides to remodel or build an addition to a residential property How to report a crime, including how to remain anonymous and be eligible in some cases for a cash reward. Learn how to report a missing dog, cat, or other animal. Report issues with city upkeep such as missed trash or recycling pickups, potholes, sidewalk issues, street light outages, vandalized street signs, and more. Instructions for what to do if you want to report a noise violation. Let the City know about incidents or issues you have experienced with the bus system. Call the DHS hotline at (215) 683-6100 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report suspected abuse or neglect of children. Learn how to submit a tip relating to drug activity. When and how to report elder abuse in Asheville. What you need to know about reporting for jury duty, including location, exemptions, and rescheduling. How to report graffiti to get it removed. Learn how to report traffic concerns in your neighborhood to help decrease crashes. How to report possible unethical or illegal activities within City government. Visit this web portal to search and discover any public records previously or commonly requested as well as make a request for any new public records. Learn how to temporarily close a metered parking space for non-routine business such as construction, moving, or cleaning. Learn about the specific instances under NC law under which you may request to view body worn camera footage. View parks and recreation shelters that can be reserved and make a reservation. How to retrieve found property that is in possession of the police. A pre-application meeting is required for Level II, Level III, Conditional Zoning and Major Subdivision reviews. Go to develop.pre-app.ashevillenc.gov to schedule your meeting. Prospective business owners, developers, and designers can receive expert technical advice from staff during the preliminary phase of a project. How to find information about The City of Asheville civil court cases. Bike lockers provide security for your bike while you shop, work, or sleep Find out about sewerage services provided by Metropolitan Sewerage District (MSD), and how to ask questions and find additional information. AVL Alert is an emergency and non-emergency notification system. This system enables the City of Asheville to provide you with the information that you want to receive via the communication methods that you choose. By enrolling in the system you are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to […] Receive City News in your inbox! All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, or the owner must posses an Unaltered Pet Permit. Guidelines for starting a neighborhood watch to protect your neighborhood. Instructions for starting or stopping water service. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from online predators and abuse such as bullying. How to submit a complaint about treatment by a police department employee or other concerns about the handling of an incident. Instructions on how to submit an anonymous tip to the police via text, phone, email, or using an online form. Go to develop.plans.ashevillenc.gov to submit development plans for Level I, Level II, Level III, Major Subdivision, Conditional Zoning, or Conditional Use projects. Personal safety information for children. Information about fares for riding the bus, as well as ticket booklets, monthly passes, and annual passes. Bus route information, maps and schedules. Alerts such as route delays, closures, and out-of-service stops. 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. Find out where you can vote and what's on your ballot.
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 […] View the yearly water quality report, current advisories and outages, as well as register to be notified of advisories in your area. Learn about what items can be recycled in the City of Asheville, and how to prepare them for pickup. Learn about using a wheelchair on the bus, service animal information, and reasonable accommodations for riders with a disability. Learn about why your recyclables may not have been collected, and how you can resolve the issue. Information on how to report a concern involving wildlife or bears.