Capital Projects

We’re Working for You!   All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Capital Projects Department some staff are in the field with contractors and some are working remotely but are still here to help.   This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our [...]

City Clerk

The City Clerk is responsible for preparing and distributing City Council Agendas and Action Agendas along with their associated backup material. She also serves as the custodian of all official city records and services City Council’s boards and commissions. The city clerk attends all City Council meetings and provides for meeting minutes. INSTRUCTIONS [...]

Community Development News

Community Development Monthly Updates / Fiscal Year 20/21 The Community Development Team publishes monthly updates for both the Housing & Community Development (HCD) Committee and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC).  This lets not only City Boards & Committees know what our Division is working on, but also the Community!  Look for updates on HUD Funding, [...]

Development Services

The Development Services Department (DSD) promotes safety, livability and positive economic growth to build a better and safer Asheville. DSD processes permits, performs inspections, maintains records and helps customers navigate the development process. The DSD Permit Application Center (PAC) is open to the public on Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm at limited [...]

Equity and Inclusion

We’re Working for You! All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Office of Equity and Inclusion, all staff is working remotely and engaged in applying an equity lens to City departments responding to COVID-19 pandemic response. Some staff is updating and formatting current equity learning opportunities and materials for a virtual platform. [...]

Finance and Management Services

The Finance and Management Services Department is responsible for providing accurate and timely information regarding the city’s financial affairs while adhering to the principles of leadership, customer service, quality, integrity, teamwork and collaboration. We Care. We Use Best Practices. We Spend Tax Dollars Wisely.   Goals   Improve communication and cross-functional collaboration through partnerships and education. Clearly define performance expectations and motivators to [...]


The mission of the City of Asheville Fire Department is to protect the lives, property and environment of all people within Asheville by preventing the occurrence and minimizing the adverse effects of fires, accidents, and all other emergencies. This mission will be accomplished with firefighter pride, preparedness and professionalism, with a focus on quality customer [...]

Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville

Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is the largest event venue located in downtown Asheville, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a history dating back over one hundred years, these facilities have played host to a variety of events, including concerts, meetings, trade shows, professional conferences and conventions, athletic competitions, and artistic [...]

Human Resources

Great employees. Great careers. Unlimited possibilities. Thank you for visiting our site! We know that these are very challenging times and hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe. The City of Asheville Human Resources Department is open! Virtually, that is. We are working remotely to provide you with the best service we can during [...]